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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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Novice Class of 2019-2020

On August 29th, four men received the habit of the Order of Preachers and began their first year of formation as novices. Blessed with different…

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Br. Frederick Narberes, O.P.

William Narberes, 81, a Dominican Friar of the Western Dominican Province, died on January 16, 2019. He was born April 30, 1937 in Martinez,…

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Fr. Aquinas Costello, O.P.

Born Richard Costello in Lincoln, NE on September 1, 1926, Fr. Aquinas Richard Costello passed away quietly at Nazareth House on December 1st…

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A Century of Life & Service: Fr. Paul Aquinas Duffner, O.P.

Fr. Paul Aquinas Duffner was the eldest member of the Western Dominicans. He is also one of the few to have served at the northern and southern…

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Truth, Technology and Transformation

Nearly twenty years ago, when he was a layman, several Dominican friars from all over the world invited Fr. Corwin Low, OP, to a small convocation…

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Fr. Joseph Asturias, O.P.

Joseph Louis Asturias was born in Guatemala City in 1908 to Manuel Asturias and Rosa Coblentz Braun, the owners of large coffee plantations in…

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Novice Class of 2017-2018

At the end of August, five men received the habit of the Order of Preachers and began their first year of formation as novices. Blessed with…

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St. Juan Macias, O.P.

Born on March 2, 1585 in Spain, St. Juan Macias is one of the lesser known saints of the Order of Preachers. Like his friend St. Martin de Porres,…

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Novice Class of 2016-2017

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.…

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Fr. Paul Scanlon, O.P.

Paul was born on January 22, 1933 in Detroit, the only child of Marvin and Mary Ann Smithbauer Scanlon. As a young man he dreamed of being a…

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Fr. Felix Cassidy, O.P.

Francis Cassidy was born to Mildred and Edward Cassidy on June 3, 1927. Baptized at St. Dominic's Church and raised in Pacific Heights, he was…

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800 Years of Proclaiming the Gospel

Every year on November 7, Dominicans around the world observe the Feast of All Saints of the Order of Preachers. This year we also begin to celebrate…

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St. Martin de Porres, O.P.

Martin de Porres Velázquez was born in Lima, Peru on December 9, 1579. The son of a Spanish nobleman and a freed slave from Panama, Martin would…

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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.…

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Fr. Fabian Stan Parmisano, O.P.

Stanley was born in Daly City on June 11, 1926 to Alma and Anthony Parmisano. After attending local parochial schools and Saint Mary's College…

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Bl. John Dominic

Giovanni (John) de Banchini was born in Florence, Italy in the late 1300s and grew up near the Convent of Santa Maria Novella. Having known the…

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Fr. Gabriel Thomas Mosher, O.P.

Jason Mosher was born on October 22, 1979 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As the oldest child he often thought of himself as "thoroughly spoiled."…

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St. Marie Alphonsine

Soultaneh Marie Ghattas was born in Jerusalem on October 4, 1843. Her devout parents baptized her on November 19th of the same year, and five…

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Fr. Janko Zagar, O.P.

Born in Croatia on September 23, 1921, Janko entered the Order of Preachers in 1943, and professed first vows on August 4, 1944. After his ordination…

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St. Catherine of Siena

Caterina (Catherine) Benincasa was born in Italy in 1347. Her hometown of Siena had been devastated by the Black Death, and many of her siblings…

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Fr. Paul Duffner, O.P.

On April 14, 2015, Fr. Paul Duffner, O.P. celebrated his 100th birthday. Over the years Fr. Paul has served in a variety of ways: Novice Master,…