To Be Super

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The superhero story is a great success and fascination of our time. It holds captive not only children and teenagers, but adults as well. These tales of great feats, formidable dangers, power, and struggle spark our imaginations and make us aspire to great things. We can hardly get enough of them. Why? Do we only […]

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Live Lent Like a Dominican

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Over the last 800 years, the Order of Preachers has celebrated the holiness of 103 Saints and 374 Blesseds in the Dominican family. Their witness serves as a model for all of us, especially during Lent. So as we continue our observance of this holy season, may we be inspired by their words of wisdom […]

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Dominican Traditions During Holy Week

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Holy Week is a special time in the life of the Church, beginning with Palm Sunday and ending with Holy Saturday. During this period, we reflect on the passion and death of Christ as we prepare for the celebration of the Lord’s resurrection at Easter. In addition to the Church’s numerous devotions, Dominicans have developed […]

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Praying for the Dead

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

For years Hollywood has portrayed purgatory as something it is not. Instead of presenting it as a process of purification before heaven, movies like What Dreams May Come and Gabriel depict purgatory as a place in-between heaven and hell. But as Catholics we believe that “all who die in God’s grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified, […]

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The Power of the Rosary

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The Blessed Virgin Mary plays an important role in salvation history. She gave birth to the Savior of the world, and because she was so closely united to Jesus in his life and death, she was also given the privilege of sharing in Christ’s triumph over Satan. In this, she becomes an example to all Christians, reminding […]

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3 Tips for a Virtuous Vacation

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Taking a vacation during the summer holidays can be difficult. Long lines at the airport and more cars on the road are often a cause of frustration. But it can all be worth it when you realize that rest and recreation can help improve your spiritual life. So whether you’re planning a vacation or a […]

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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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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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Masses of Thanksgiving

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Fr. Gabriel Thomas Mosher, O.P., will be offering numerous Masses of Thanksgiving around the Bay Area after his priestly ordination at St. Dominic’s Church in San Francisco on May 30, 2015 at 10:00am. Join us for the following:   Sunday, May 31 at 9:30am Trinity Sunday St. Albert’s Priory Chapel 6172 Chabot Road – Oakland   […]

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4 Tips for a Better Lent

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Life as a Dominican is rooted in four areas, what we typically call the four pillars: prayer, study, common life, and ministry. Based on these pillars, we’ve developed four tips to help you have a better Lent. They all require a little bit of time, but with a little bit of effort they are all […]

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