Month: April 2019

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The Second Glorious Mystery: The Ascension

As we continue to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, let us meditate on the Second Glorious mystery, Christ’s Ascension into heaven, and the significance of this vital event in our Christian lives. St. Augustine claimed that “the Resurrection of the Lord is our hope; the Lord’s Ascension…

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The Day of the Lord

Exult, let them exult! Having been baptized during an Easter Vigil, these opening words from the Exsultet have a special place in my memory of the celebration of Easter. This year, proclaiming the Exsultet in our priory chapel as a deacon, I was struck by the repeated motif of “this…

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Mercy for a Traitor

Today, we are entering into the mystery of Holy Week, the most significant week in the liturgical year, the week in which God shows his ineffable mercy and love. I decided to check the upcoming liturgical readings and what I found really surprised me. From the very beginning of Holy…

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April Fundraising Drive a Huge Success!

This is custom excerpt text. Ei legimus voluptua perpetua has, augue eirmod electram sit ex, quo an aeque appareat.

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Ordination Mass 2019

Priestly Ordination The Dominican Friars of the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus cordially invite you to the Ordination of their Brothers Cody Hyacinth Jorgensen, O.P. Andrew Opsahl, O.P. to the Order of the Presbyterate through the Imposition of Hands and the Prayer of Ordination by The Most…

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Fr. Mark Padrez, O.P., Accepts New Position as Executive Director of CMSM

Fr. Mark Padrez, O.P. – former Provincial of the Western Dominican Province – was recently selected to be the Executive Director of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men. Founded in 1956, the CMSM is the canonically recognized pontifical conference organized to promote the welfare of all religious priests, brothers,…

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The Fifth Sorrowful Mystery: The Crucifixion

After meditating on the Agony in the Garden, the Scourging at the Pillar, the Crowning with Thorns, and the Carrying of the Cross, with the Fifth and final Sorrowful Mystery of the Rosary we arrive at the climax of our meditation on our Lord’s Passion: His Crucifixion on Mt. Calvary….

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Solemn Vows 2019

The Dominican Friars of the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus cordially invite you to the Solemn Profession of their Brother Chrysostom Mijinke, O.P. Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 10am St. Albert’s Priory Chapel 6170 Chabot Road — Oakland, California RSVP here Make a gift in honor of those professing…

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The Fourth Sorrowful Mystery: The Carrying of the Cross

Among the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary, this is arguably the only one that focuses on Christ’s active role in His Passion. Christ suffered – passus est – His agony, His scourging, His crowning, His crucifixion. These happen to Him, and His love is manifest in His silence,…

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