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The Traveling Philosopher

Friday, August 21, 2015

Earlier this summer, Fr. Michael Dodds, O.P., one of our professors at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology (DSPT) in Berkeley, was invited to present at two conferences which attracted a number of esteemed scholars. He shares his experience below: The first conference occurred at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, where I spent an enjoyable […]

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Go Forth In the Face of Adversity

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

In December of 1216, Pope Honorius III approved Dominic de Guzman’s plan for an order of contemplative preachers. Tradition holds that shortly thereafter, Dominic had a vision while praying in the old St. Peter’s Basilica. Saints Peter and Paul appeared to him, handing him a staff and a book. “Go and preach,” they said, “because […]

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Friars Preach Truth to Youth

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Over 200 Catholic teenagers and young adults gathered at St. Martin’s University in Lacey, Washington this past weekend, for the third annual Ignite Your Torch Northwest youth conference. And among the sea of blue and green shirts, there were also a number of habits, including those of the Dominican Friars of the Province of the […]

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Flute and Piano Recital

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

On August 10th at 7:30pm, St. Albert’s Priory is proud to offer a free concert featuring Joanna Tabaczek–Socha (flautist) and Jacqueline Chew (pianist), performing works by: Ginastera, Telemann, Ferroud, Rachmaninoff, Messiaen and Widor. Joanna Tabaczek–Socha is the sister of Fr. Mariusz Tabaczek, O.P. She recently graduated from the Academy of Music in Cracow, Poland, and this will be her first recital in America. Jacqueline […]

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Fr. Fabian Stan Parmisano, O.P.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Stanley was born in Daly City on June 11, 1926 to Alma and Anthony Parmisano. After attending local parochial schools and Saint Mary’s College of California, he entered the Order of Preachers and professed first vows on September 10, 1948, receiving the name Fabian. He earned a Ph.D. in English Literature from Cambridge University, and after […]

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Preaching with Technology

Friday, June 12, 2015

St. Dominic’s in San Francisco hosted its second Catholic Hackathon this past weekend. Developers, designers and creative individuals from around the Bay Area came together and began building a number of applications and programs to spread the Gospel by digital means. Learn more by watching the video below, and reading the article in OSV Newsweekly.

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Bl. John Dominic

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Giovanni (John) de Banchini was born in Florence, Italy in the late 1300s and grew up near the Convent of Santa Maria Novella. Having known the Dominicans for his entire life, John petitioned to join the Order of Preachers at the age of 17, despite a speech impediment and little education. Eventually he was allowed to join […]

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2015 Ordinations

Saturday, June 6, 2015

On May 30th, four of our brothers were ordained by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco — Fr. Gabriel Thomas Mosher, O.P., to the priesthood, and Rev. Br. Dominic Tuan Ngo, O.P., Rev. Br. Christopher Brannan, O.P., and Rev. Br. Dennis Klein, O.P., to the diaconate. Watch and share our video of this special day, […]

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