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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Discovering a Desert in Bloom

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The height of winter usually finds the novices of the Western Dominican Province roaming the deserts of the Southwest. This journey takes us through our ministries in Eagle Rock, Mexicali, Tucson, Las Vegas and Thomas Aquinas College, and covers the span of about a month. Far from an invitation to a vacation, the voice which […]

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Novices’ Southern Tour

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Every year the novices visit our communities throughout the Province, on a southern tour in the spring, and a northern tour during the summer. During these tours, the brothers share their stories of discernment and learn about the various ministries the friars are involved in. Check out the schedule below to see where you can […]

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Ring In the New Year with the Novices

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

On Sunday, December 31 at 10:30pm, the novice brothers at Saint Dominic’s Church in San Francisco will lead a prayer service to end 2017. In addition to chanting the Office of Readings and reflections from the novices, there will be time for silent prayer. Afterwards, Fr. Anthony Rosevear, O.P., will offer a Vigil Mass for […]

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Novice Class of 2016-2017

Thursday, October 6, 2016

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. John Winkowitsch Brother John is from Cut Bank, […]

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New Year’s Eve Vigil

Saturday, December 26, 2015

On Thursday, December 31 at 10:30pm, Fr. Anthony Rosevear, O.P., and the Dominican novice brothers at Saint Dominic’s Church in San Francisco will offer a vigil service to end 2015 and begin the new year. In addition to chanting the Office of Readings and reflections from the novices, there will be time for silent prayer before […]

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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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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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