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The latest issue of Missionaries in Action, the Dominican Mission Foundation's newsletter, will be up on their website soon. Until then, we're proud to bring you a sneak peek in which Br. Kevin Andrew, O.P., shares the stroy of his trip to Mexico this summer. Check out Br. Kevin's story, and then visit www.dominicanmission.org to lean more about the friars on mission throughout the world.
With Christmas fast approaching, a number of our communities have scheduled concerts in celebration of this joyful holiday season. Below are just a few highlights, so be sure to check the bulletin or website of the Dominican community nearest you for more information.
St. Dominic's Church -- San Francisco
Monday, December 15th at 7:30pm
The Schola Cantorum and the Festival Orchestra
will feature works by Vivaldi, John Rutter, Praetorius and more
Tickets are free
St. Albert's Priory -- Berkeley
Saturday, December 20th at 8pm
The Schola Cantorum and Women's Antique Vocal Ensemble
will offer works by Adam de St. Victor, Francisco Guerrero, William Billings and more
Tickets -- $20 ($15 for students/seniors) available at the door
Blessed Sacrament Church -- Seattle
Saturday, December 27th at 7:30pm
The Tudor Choir and Players
will offer works by Holst, Vaughan Williams, Darke and more from their new album
Tickets -- $20/$30 available here
For the last few years our very own Fr. James Moore, O.P., has been studying at The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. In addition to earning his doctorate, Fr. James has also been serving as director of the schola at the Dominican House of Studies. On this feast of our Blessed Mother, we are happy to announce that the schola has released a new album: Dominican Chant for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Fr. James writes: "It is my hope that this CD will foster contemplation among all peoples -- the way of beauty is the first step in evangelization according to Pope Francis!"
Listen to one of the tracks below, and then please consider puchasing the CD by clicking here. Proceeds help to cover Fr. James' educational expenses at CUA.
In his homily from the 1st Sunday of Advent, Fr. Anselm Ramelow, O.P., shares his insights on this season of waiting, patience and expectation. Click on the link to listen now: Waiting and Watching.mp3, and then check out the homily podcast from St. Dominic's Catholic Church of San Francisco at www.stdominics.org/podcast.
With Christmas just around the corner, everyone is looking for the perfect gift for their family and friends. Well, this holiday season you can shop and support the Western Dominican Province by making your purchases at smile.amazon.com/ch/94-6081023. And while you're shopping, be sure to check out some of the books by our brothers, including:
1) Franics of Assisi: A New Biography
by Fr. Augustine Thompson, O.P.
2) Christian Totality: Theology of the Consecrated Life
by Fr. Paul Conner, O.P.
3) The Craft of Love: Love and Intimacy in Christian Marriage
by Fr. Fabian "Stan" Parmisano, O.P.
4) God: Reason and Reality
edited by Fr. Anselm Ramelow, O.P.
Three Sisters as seen from St. Benedict Lodge, McKenzie Bridge, Oregon