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Totus Tuus

Totus tuus ego sum et omnia mea tua sunt. Accipio te in mea omnia. I am all yours, and everything that I have is yours. I take you for my all.…

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The Beauty of Our Mother

The Church dedicates this month of May to Our Lady. Therefore, this is a very convenient time for us, her children, to contemplate the beauty…

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Book Release: For the Beauty of the Earth

Fr. Bartholomew Hutcherson, O.P., is an itinerant preacher and member of the Western Dominican Province Preaching Team. His book, For the Beauty…

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Mary, Mother of God and Mother of All Believers

The history of salvation is not the history of the One Creator God acting alone in human history. Rather, it involves an intimate dialogue between…

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Out of His Fullness, We Have All Received

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can…

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Jesus, Our Companion and Our Hope

“Christ is Risen! - Truly, He is Risen!” This Paschal greeting that we are so accustomed to hearing on Easter morning represents the overwhelming…

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Spy Wednesday

Have you ever been betrayed by a friend? If so, you know how terrible it feels when a friend turns against you. Our attention is drawn to the…

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The Highest Conceivable Gift

Few words are so ubiquitous in Christian circles (and even outside them), as the word “grace.” Just from the amount we talk about it, grace seems…

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Affixing your Lenten Practices to Love

“If I speak in human and angelic tongues but do not have love, I am a resounding gong or a clashing cymbal. And if I have the gift of prophecy…

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Behold Man!

“You who have been raised with Christ, set your heart on higher things where Christ reigns at the right hand of God the Father.” (Col. 3:1)...

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Mary – Mother and Model of Disciples

Jesus, the material incarnation of the Second Person of the Trinity, asks of us what God demanded of His Chosen People in the Shema prayed each morning and evening by the pious Jew...

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A Painter and a Sinner

I am always deeply moved by Caravaggio’s “The Calling of St Matthew.” If there was anything Caravaggio was good at, it was painting and being…

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St. Joseph Patron of the Universal Church

To learn more about St. Joseph, his life, and patronage over the Church, read Fr. Mullady's article on our Rosary Center website here: St. Joseph,…

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Mary, Undoer of Knots

If you look around you might get the impression that the world is upside down and we with it. We are confronted with conflicts which are far…

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We Miserable Sinners, God’s Wonderful Mercy

I recently went on my annual retreat at Holy Transfiguration Monastery, a community of monks in Redwood Valley, CA who are affiliated with the…

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2022 DSPT Annual Aquinas Lecture

DSPT’s Annual Aquinas Lecture will be held virtually on March 12th, 2022 at 10:30am. This year, Dr. Linda Zagzebski, Emerita Professor from the…

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What is the Purpose of your Lenten Penance?

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving for many Christians around the world. Why do we…

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2022 Lenten Mission Schedule

Join our friars who are preaching around the country! Fr. Bartholomew Hutcherson, O.P. | Moments of Mercy Information on Fr. Bart's 2022 Lenten…

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How Does Marriage Differ from Buying a Car?

Is marriage at all different from buying a car? In this day and age, it would seem that it isn’t necessarily... Looking at the way we live…

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Return to Nazareth

One of the results of our individualistic society is that families have become increasingly isolated. This isolation is sometimes justified by…

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The Two Trinities

“…Sitting on the shore, and his eyes were never dry of tears, and his sweet life was ebbing away, as he longed mournfully for his return.” Such…

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Getting to Know Simeon

Happy feast of the Presentation of the Lord! St. Thomas once said that the whole of theology is contained in the psalms and when I look at the…

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Christ, the High Priest

What is a priest? He is more than just a man that dresses strangely and performs some arcane religious ritual. No, a priest is a man set apart…

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Why did Jesus call Himself the Son of Man?

Throughout the Gospel tradition, Jesus referred to Himself as the Son of Man; 81 times, to be precise. When Jesus healed and forgave the paralytic…

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Reports from the Dominican Alaska Christmas Mission

Reports from the Dominican Christmas Mission  Thank you for your prayers for our traveling friars who brought the Sacraments to remote communities…

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The Mystery of the Incarnation

Christology, the study of Christ and the Incarnation, gets very little serious attention these days among mainstream Christians. I suspect one…

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The Incarnation: Who is Jesus?

I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God…

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Glory Revealed

Walk into many if not most Catholic churches, and in the center of the sanctuary you’ll see a tabernacle. This locked box, often covered in gold…

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Alaska Christmas Mission

Dominicans to Travel 5,250+ Miles to Bring the Eucharist at Christmas “Now there were shepherds in that region living in the fields and keeping…

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Carrying Christ to Others through Art

“And how does this happen to me, that the Mother of my Lord should come to me?” (Luke 1:43). This past Sunday, we heard these magnificent words…

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Mission West Newsletter | Winter 2021 - Now Available

We're excited to announce that the next edition of Mission West, the quarterly newsletter for friends of the Western Dominican Province, is available…

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Advent and Sacred Art

Our Dominican Order is noted for its intellectual tradition, especially luminaries such as St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Albert the Great. These…

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Why the Immaculate Conception is Necessary

What we believe about Mary can make a huge difference in what we believe about Jesus and about our own salvation. That’s why certain truths about…

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Drifting Towards Hell

“Before a man are life and death, and whichever he chooses will be given to him.” -Sir 15:17 We find ourselves on a river in a strange land.…

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Heaven: Homesick for Jerusalem

We can think of Psalm 137 as a “homesickness” psalm. After being conquered by the Babylonians, the Israelites are brought into a foreign land.…

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Judgement and Gregory the Great

According to Gregory the Great, final judgment is the pinnacle manifestation of Christ’s victory over his enemies and the fiery purification…

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How Do You Want To Live Your Last Hour?

“What are the four last things of man? Death, Judgment, Heaven, Hell. What is Death? Death is the separation of man’s mortal body and immortal…

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St. Martin And The Variety Of Vocations

On November 3rd, we celebrate the Feast of St. Martin de Porres, the patron of cooperator brothers (and of barbers, innkeepers, public health…

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The Rosary: Delving Into The Details Of The Mysteries

“Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.” – Ernest…

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The Rosary: Enter Into The Mysteries Of The Incarnation

As the Gospel of John tells us, “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (Jn 1:14). And how wonderful it is that God chose to make his home…

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The Rosary: Role Models And Stories

There was a period of time during my childhood when my mother particularly emphasized role models: that my brothers and I choose wisely those…

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The Eucharist: Sacrament of Unity

Our nation—our world—is divided. You may have noticed. The Church is the source of unity for all peoples, but when division threatens the Church…

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The Archangels

As human beings, we have some frame of reference for understanding Mary and the Saints. We even have some insight into Jesus insofar as he was…

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The Eucharist, Grounds for HOPE

A certain desperation seems to be spreading through the world these days. Technological innovation has made our lives easier, yet seems to be…

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Mater Dolorosa vs. the Prosperity Gospel

What kind of title of honor is “Our Lady of Sorrows”? How does the Church expect us to be excited about our call to sanctity if the image of…

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Novice Class of 2021-2022

(L to R): Br. Moses Mary, Br. Ephrem, Br. John Paul, and Br. IsaiahOn September 2nd, four men received the habit of the Order of Preachers and…

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Bread from Heaven

Fr. Bernhard Blankenhorn, O.P.’s, 'Bread from Heaven' is his latest publication on the Holy Eucharist.It is currently available for sale at…

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Seven Friars to Make First Profession on September 4, 2021

The Dominican Friars of theProvince of the Most Holy Name of Jesusand the Vietnamese Vicariate of Saint Vincent Liemcordially invite you to the…

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Grace Explained, new publication by Fr. Brian Mullady, O.P.

Fr. Brian Mullady, O.P.'s latest publication, Grace Explained: How to Receive ? And Retain ? God's Most Potent Gift, is now available for sale…

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Three words to help with confession

That, how, why.Years ago, a wise Dominican taught me these three words as a framework for thinking about confession, and they have stuck with…

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Now is the Day of Resurrection

Our faith juggles two seemingly opposed ideas. On the one hand, we are pilgrims in a foreign land, and we await the fulfillment of God's promises.…

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Would Pope Jesus be better than Ascending Jesus?

Tomorrow is Ascension Thursday, reminding us that we have ten final days of the Easter season to enjoy before Pentecost Sunday. On Ascension…

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Lord, to Whom Shall We Go?

“Simon Peter answered him, ‘Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life. And we have believed and have known, that thou art…

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Ordination Mass Information

OrdinationsThe Dominican Friars of the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus and the Vietnamese Vicariate of Saint Vincent Liemjoyfully announce…

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DSPT Presents: Ethics & Moral Theology

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Who is St. Joseph the Worker?

We think of St. Joseph working as a carpenter. Still, what did it really mean? To understand, we need to briefly go back to where it all beganIn…

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The Peace of Eastertide

At 21 years old, I sat in a train car on a warm August afternoon that was winding its way through the mountainous French countryside on my way…

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What is Freedom?

In some ways, the question seems to have such an obvious answer that it may seem strange to even ask. What more is there to say except that freedom…

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The 2021 DSPT Annual Aquinas Lecture

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Solemn Vows 2021

The Dominican Friarsof the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesusjoyfully announce theSolemn Profession of their Brothers Br. Columban Mary…

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Spiritual Joy

Now that we have completed our Lenten journey (hopefully a challenging one), we can relax and enjoy the delights of the Easter season. Chocolate…

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Alleluia! Alleluia!

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed. Alleluia! Alleluia!We are in the midst of the Octave of Easter. Like Christmas, Easter Sunday does not last…

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The Greatest Show on Earth

“It’s like theatre!” my mom once exclaimed when explaining what she loves so much about the liturgies of Holy Week. When a worshipping community…

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Thwarting the Devil

Tomorrow the Church celebrates the moment of the Incarnation, wrought in God’s infinite love from eternity and brought to time by the simple…

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A Tale of Two Oceans

“Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather the multitudinous seas incarnadine, making the…

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CHRISTIAN IDENTITY

Fr. Bruno Cadoré, former Master of the Order of Preachers, during his canonical visits, usually asked the friars, “What is your identity?” “What…

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Fr. Antoninus Wall, O.P. Vigil and Funeral Mass

Please pray for the repose of the soul of our beloved brother, Fr. Antoninus Wall, O.P.The vigil will be held on Monday, March 8th at 7:30pm.…

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Try This Weird Benedictine Trick (Demons Will Hate You for It!)

Before entering the Dominicans, I attended a diocesan seminary run by Benedictine Monks, one of whom was my spiritual director. He gave me a…

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Solid Armor, Trained Arrows: Persevering in the Desert of the Conquering Christ

Lent is not only a time of bodily affliction and psychological combat; it is a time of continual victory for those who hold onto the victorious…

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Fixing Our Attention on the Paschal Mystery During Lent

In the office of Readings for Ash Wednesday, St. Clement I, the bishop of Rome in the late first century, exhorts the Christian people to fix…

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Christian Dignity

Our life on this side of death is marked by a deep and insatiable desire. Human persons, strange creatures that we are, live constantly on the…

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The Friendliness Called Affability

It seems a certain nastiness is becoming increasingly common in the way we deal with those who are not our closest friends. From public figures…

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The Noonday Demon

Have you ever felt bored on the spiritual journey and wanted to give up? Have you ever felt that the spiritual life is such an unbearable burden…

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Time to Ditch “Pro-Life Day of Prayer” for “Pro-Life Day of Action”?

On January 22nd, the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, we Catholics have the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children, and in California,…

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A Spirituality Behind the Wheel

I remember once when I was a teenager, a family member was driving me somewhere on the freeway. And suddenly, the truck in front of us began…

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Backpacking Rosary Reflection

In August, along with a number of my fellow student brothers, I had the opportunity to go on a three-night, four-day backpacking trip through…

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Crossing 2020 to 2021

No doubt that the year 2020 has been a year of tremendous hardship. As we reach the last days of this year, we look forward to 2021 with great…

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A Season of Hope

One prominent theme of the season of Advent is the virtue of hope. In preparing for Christmas, we foster hopeful expectation for the coming Messiah.…

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Vigil and Funeral Mass Schedule

Please pray for the repose of the soul of our beloved brothers, Fr. Augustine Hartman, O.P., and Br. Daniel Thomas, O.P.The vigil for both friars…

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Getting Ready for Christmas

The season of Advent is here, and now that we’re getting some cold weather, it’s finally starting to feel like winter! For me, this weather gets…

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How to Be a Neighbor

We live in perhaps one of the most divided eras of our nation’s history. While the dust is beginning to settle from this rough year, it still…

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The Jesus Prayer

The Jesus PrayerOne of the most well-known and beloved prayers in Eastern Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches is the Jesus Prayer. There are…

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Sunflowers! Thank God!

Harvest festivals, like our American Thanksgiving, are found all over the world. From Korean Chuseok to Jewish Succoth, many farming societies…

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A Meditation on Ecclesiastes

All men are dust and to dust they shall return. This is a seemingly grim statement, yet it is also one imbued with humility. What is man, whose…

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Reflections on Death

Why does the Church focus on death? In his monastic rule St. Benedict tells his monks to “keep death daily before your eyes.” St. Jerome is famously…

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Serving

By the grace of God, I was ordained to the diaconate this past month, and I have had the privilege to serve at Mass as a deacon.Part of the petition…

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Crash Course: How to Discern Your Vocation

I spent several years discerning my vocation before I joined the Order. Despite the stress and uncertainty, the process of discernment was incredibly…

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How to Waste Time Like a Saint

Our common life as Dominicans follows a daily schedule of prayer and meals called an horarium, but that still leaves us with a lot of time left…

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Wise Habits: 30 minutes with DSPT Scholars

On behalf of Fr. Peter Rogers, O.P., and everyone at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, we are excited to announce a new online…

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The Eucharist: Our Burning Bush

“And the angel of the Lord appeared to [Moses] in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush; and he looked, and behold, the bush was burning,…

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Valuing Truth Wherever It Is Found

St. Thomas Aquinas, one of the intellectual luminaries of our Order, is a model thinker. He integrated the thought of diverse intellectuals in…

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Rosary Sunday is Here!

Praise God, vocations continue to grow, even during these challenging times!This week is our annual Rosary Sunday: Dominican Student Appeal,…

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An Abridged History of Catholic Campus Ministry - 2nd Edition

Dominican Father, Albert Felice-Pace, O.P,. has published an updated 2nd edition of his book, “An Abridged History of Catholic Campus Ministry”.In…

Livestream: Saturday Night Rosary with the Dominicans

I was so happy to see hundreds of you join me for the Rosary last Saturday. We've now planned to livestream another Rosary tomorrow at the same…

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UPDATE: Ordination Mass 2020

Ordinations The Dominican Friars of the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus and the Vietnamese Vicariate of Saint Vincent Liemjoyfully announce…

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NOVICE PRAYER PLEDGE 2020

Will You Pray for Our 7 New Novices?Praise God, Dominican vocations continue to grow in the West!On August 18th, our seven new postulants arrived…

Three More Friars to Make First Profession

The Dominican Friars of the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesusjoyfully announce the First Profession of their BrothersMichael Thomas CainXavier…

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The New Mission West Newsletter Now Available

One of the best ways to stay updated with the Dominicans is to get our quarterly Newsletter. The latest one is just now reaching our donors and…