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To Learn and Serve

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Residency year is typically the 4th year of formation for student brothers of the Western Dominican Province. During this time, we take a break from the usual academic routine and devote ourselves to ministry. Each of us is assigned to a Dominican parish or Newman Center where we get some real-life experience of what Dominican […]

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Set Apart to Serve

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

  On August 8, the Solemnity of Saint Dominic, I received the sacrament of Holy Orders by being ordained a deacon alongside my classmate, Br. Cody Jorgenson. The event marked a profound change to my role in the Church. As the Catechism tells us in paragraph 1570, a deacon shares in Christ’s mission and grace […]

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St. Thomas Meets Richard Dawkins – Aquinas on God, Faith and Religion

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Please join us for a look at what St. Thomas Aquinas would say to atheist Richard Dawkins today. This presentation is designed to appeal to a wide audience of interested students, religious and the broader community.  It can be both an accessible introduction to St. Thomas and an enjoyable application for those already invested in […]

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Profession & the Promise of Obedience

Friday, September 7, 2018

On September 1, 2018 five brothers professed their first vows in the Order of Preachers. Please pray for our newly professed Dominicans, Br. Elias Guadalupe Ford, O.P.,  Br. Antony Augustine Cherian, O.P., Br. Nathaniel Maria Mayne, O.P., Br. John Peter Anderson, O.P. and Br.Matthew Wanner, O.P. Please watch a two-minute video of their first vows […]

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Developing Dominican Leaders

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

When Saint Paul writes to Timothy to advise him on the important qualities to look for in prospective bishops, he begins by listing a number of attributes. He then makes the astute observation that a bishop must also manage his own household well, “for if a man does not know how to manage his own household, […]

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2018-19 Novitiate Class

Saturday, July 14, 2018

We are pleased to announce that ten young men will enter the Western Dominican Novitiate next month at St. Dominic Priory in San Francisco, California. All of them will be clerical novices preparing for priesthood in the Order of Preachers. We give thanks to God for this novitiate class, the largest one in sixteen years! […]

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Commit to Forever

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

On June 22, four Dominican friars of the Western Province were ordained priests of Jesus Christ by Auxiliary Bishop of San Francisco, Robert Christian, O.P. In a world that increasingly rejects lifelong commitment, these Dominicans have embraced a lifelong radical life in Christ. They’ve become a priest forever for the salvation of souls – for you. […]

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