Month: September 2015

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Novice Class 2015-2016

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. Andrew Marie…

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Mater Dolorosa

Michelangelo’s Pietà is probably one of the most famous portrayals of the Virgin Mary known to mankind. Every year millions of tourists, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, visit St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, where they can gaze upon the sculpture of the Blessed Mother as she cradles her son after…

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Centennial Mass

In 1915, only a few years after Alaska became a territory of the United States, a small parish was built on the corner of 5th Avenue and H Street in Anchorage. Now, after a a century of service in the City of Lights and Flowers, Holy Family Cathedral will celebrate its “Centennial…

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Work and Dignity

While most Americans think of the first Monday in September as the last day of summer vacation, Labor Day (as the name suggests) is more about work than recreation. Although officially established as a national holiday in 1894, the first Labor Day celebration actually occurred in New York City in…

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