True to our tradition and history, a number of friars serve as itinerant preachers, traveling extensively in order to proclaim the Gospel at parish missions, retreat centers, and religious communities. Many friars also provide pastoral care to thousands of people at the parishes we staff, and engage college and graduate students at our university Newman Centers. Some friars are involved in academic ministry, teaching the richness of the Catholic intellectual tradition at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley, the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Rome, and various seminaries and universities throughout the United States; while others are involved in missionary work to the poor and marginalized throughout the world, as well as a number of other ministries.
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The Death of Saint Dominic
Saint Dominic de Guzman died on August 6 in 1221, after arriving at the convent of San Niccolò nelle Vigne, sick with a fever. After making his confession and being made to rest, Dominic exhorted the friars with his final words, to “have charity for one another, to guard humility, and to make a treasure […]
Fr. Michael Morris’ Funeral
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr. Michael Morris, O.P., who died on Friday, July 15, 2016. The funeral arrangements are as follows: Thursday, July 21 7:30pm – Vigil Service at St. Albert’s Priory in Oakland, CA Friday, July 22 10am – Mass of Christian Burial at St. Albert’s Priory in Oakland, CA Burial immediately following […]