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New Habits

Thursday, November 12, 2015

On September 3, my five brothers and I were welcomed into a year of discernment with the Order of Preachers as we received the Dominican habit and officially began our novitiate. After a few months, I am now able to reflect on my early time with the Order, using the four pillars of Dominican life. Prayer […]

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DSPT Jubilee KickOff — Early Lay Dominican Lecture

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology will begin its celebration of the Order of Preacher’s 800th Jubilee with a lecture by Fr. Augustine Thompson, O.P., on November 18 at 7:30pm. Entitled, “New Perspectives on Early Lay Dominicans: Our Changing Understanding of the Black Penitents and Dominican Third Order in the Middle Ages,” Fr. Augustine’s presentation […]

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800th Jubilee Video

Friday, November 6, 2015

From November 7, 2015 to January 21, 2017, Dominicans worldwide will celebrate the 800th Jubilee (anniversary) of the approval of the Order of Preachers by Pope Honorius III in 1216. Watch the video below to learn more about the Jubilee, what inspired Saint Dominic to preach and many other interesting facts.

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800 Years of Proclaiming the Gospel

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Every year on November 7, Dominicans around the world observe the Feast of All Saints of the Order of Preachers. This year we also begin to celebrate the 800th Jubilee of the Order. In honor of this special event, today we offer a brief profile of eight of our brothers and sisters who have faithfully served God […]

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St. Martin de Porres, O.P.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Martin de Porres Velázquez was born in Lima, Peru on December 9, 1579. The son of a Spanish nobleman and a freed slave from Panama, Martin would grow up to become one of the most revered members of the Order of Preachers. When he was very young, Martin took up an apprenticeship as a barber/surgeon. […]

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St. Jude Novena and Pilgrimage

Monday, October 12, 2015

Fr. Boniface Willard, O.P., will be the preacher at this year’s Solemn Novena in honor of Saint Jude Thaddeus, celebrated from October 20-28, 2015. Masses will be offered at St. Dominic’s Church in San Francisco (the home of the Shrine of Saint Jude) at 8am and 5:30pm on weekdays, and at 11:30am on Sunday. October 25th. Recitation of […]

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Our Lady of the Rosary

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

For centuries the Church has taught that the rosary is a powerful prayer. Saint Dominic learned this truth almost 800 years ago, when the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to him in a vision. Aware of his distress at being unable to convert more Albigensians back to Catholicism, the Blessed Mother spoke to Dominic and offered […]

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Rosary Sunday Dominican Student Appeal

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Help give the world great priests and religious brothers! Please support the Rosary Sunday Dominican Student Appeal today. October 7 is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. Given our special devotion to the Blessed Mother and the Rosary, it’s a particularly important day for Dominicans. It’s also why we come to you each fall to ask […]

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Novice Class 2015-2016

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

At the beginning of September, six young men received the habit of the Order of Preachers and began their first year of formation as novices. Blessed with different talents and interests, they look forward to giving witness to the kingdom of God as they continue their formation as Dominican preachers. Br. Andrew Marie McCullough Brother Andrew Marie is […]

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Mater Dolorosa

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Michelangelo’s Pietà is probably one of the most famous portrayals of the Virgin Mary known to mankind. Every year millions of tourists, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, visit St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, where they can gaze upon the sculpture of the Blessed Mother as she cradles her son after his crucifixion. Like the many […]

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