Month: September 2018

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To Learn and Serve

Residency year is typically the 4th year of formation for student brothers of the Western Dominican Province. During this time, we take a break from the usual academic routine and devote ourselves to ministry. Each of us is assigned to a Dominican parish or Newman Center where we get some…


Set Apart to Serve

  On August 8, the Solemnity of Saint Dominic, I received the sacrament of Holy Orders by being ordained a deacon alongside my classmate, Br. Cody Jorgenson. The event marked a profound change to my role in the Church. As the Catechism tells us in paragraph 1570, a deacon shares…


With our arms extended

On September 1st, four of my Dominican brothers and I made our first profession of poverty, chastity, and obedience. When I returned to my seat among friends and family I felt different: I now belonged totally and completely to God. No longer could I say that there was any part…


“In the Communion of saints” – Book Available October 2018

Insightful artistic, historical, and theological essays about the lives of heroic saints from Father Michael Morris, O.P. Available by Magnificat Bookstore in October 2018


St. Thomas Meets Richard Dawkins – Aquinas on God, Faith and Religion

Please join us for a look at what St. Thomas Aquinas would say to atheist Richard Dawkins today. This presentation is designed to appeal to a wide audience of interested students, religious and the broader community.  It can be both an accessible introduction to St. Thomas and an enjoyable application…


Profession & the Promise of Obedience

On September 1, 2018 five brothers professed their first vows in the Order of Preachers. Please pray for our newly professed Dominicans, Br. Elias Guadalupe Ford, O.P.,  Br. Antony Augustine Cherian, O.P., Br. Nathaniel Maria Mayne, O.P., Br. John Peter Anderson, O.P. and Br.Matthew Wanner, O.P. Please watch a two-minute…