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Ordination Mass 2016

The Dominican Friarsof the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesuscordially invite you to thePRESBYTERAL ORDINATIONofRev. Br. Christopher Brannan,…

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Solemn Vows 2016

The Dominican Friarsof the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesuscordially invite you to theMass of Solemn ProfessionofBr. Bradley Thomas Elliott,…

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DSPT Aquinas Lecture 2016

This year's Aquinas lecture at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology on Tuesday, February 23 at 7:30pm will feature Fr. Olivier-Thomas…

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Grand Opening of Cate's Café

On Friday, January 15 -- just five months after work began -- St. Catherine of Siena Newman Center in Salt Lake City opened it's new coffee house,…

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Fr. Vic's Funeral

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr. Victor Cavalli, O.P., who died on Friday, February 5, 2016.The funeral arrangements are as follows:Thursday,…

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Carnival: Feast Before the Fast

Lent is just around the corner, and as we all know, fasting for 40 days is not easy. In order to make the most out of this holy season, one needs…

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DSPT College of Fellows Convocation

On January 30 at 1:30pm, the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology will host its annual Convocation of the College of Fellows. This year's…

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Rise Up And Focus

Over the past couple of weeks, Dominicans from the Western Province have attended two national conferences aimed at supporting Catholic college…

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Be A Preacher of Mercy

“We are called to show mercy because mercy has first been shown to us,” Pope Francis proclaims in Misericordiae Vultus. As we continue our celebration…

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New Year's Eve Vigil

On Thursday, December 31 at 10:30pm, Fr. Anthony Rosevear, O.P., and the Dominican novice brothers at Saint Dominic's Church in San Francisco…

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Christmas Concert

The Schola Cantorum of St. Albert's Priory and the Women's Antique Vocal Ensemble will present their annual Christmas Concert on December 19…

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The Real Saint Nicholas

Nicholas was born in the village of Patara, on the southern coast of present-day Turkey, towards the end of the third century. When he was a…

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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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Fr. Paul's Funeral

Please pray for the repose of the soul of our beloved Fr. Paul Scanlon, O.P., who died on Thursday, November 19, 2015.The funeral arrangements…

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Fr. Felix's Funeral

Please pray for the repose of the soul of our beloved Fr. Felix Cassidy, O.P., who died on Friday, November 13, 2015. A great devotee of Our…

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New Habits

On September 3, my five brothers and I were welcomed into a year of discernment with the Order of Preachers as we received the Dominican habit…

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DSPT Jubilee KickOff -- Early Lay Dominican Lecture

The Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology will begin its celebration of the Order of Preacher's 800th Jubilee with a lecture by Fr. Augustine…

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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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St. Jude Novena and Pilgrimage

Fr. Boniface Willard, O.P., will be the preacher at this year's Solemn Novena in honor of Saint Jude Thaddeus, celebrated from October 20-28,…

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Our Lady of the Rosary

For centuries the Church has taught that the rosary is a powerful prayer.Saint Dominic learned this truth almost 800 years ago, when the Blessed…

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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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Take the Novice Prayer Pledge

On Thursday, September 3rd at 7:30pm, in a beautiful ceremony called Vestition, the six young men below will join the Dominicans; receiving the…

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The Traveling Philosopher

Earlier this summer, Fr. Michael Dodds, O.P., one of our professors at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology (DSPT) in Berkeley, was…

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First Profession of Vows

Please join us at St. Albert's Priory in Oakland for the First Profession of our brothers on September 5th at 10:30am.

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Go Forth In the Face of Adversity

In December of 1216, Pope Honorius III approved Dominic de Guzman’s plan for an order of contemplative preachers.Tradition holds that shortly…

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Friars Preach Truth to Youth

Over 200 Catholic teenagers and young adults gathered at St. Martin’s University in Lacey, Washington this past weekend, for the third annual…

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Flute and Piano Recital

On August 10th at 7:30pm, St. Albert's Priory is proud to offer a free concert featuring Joanna Tabaczek–Socha (flautist) and Jacqueline Chew…

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The Law of Liberty

Although William of Ockham once spoke of freedom as the absence of restrictions, the Catholic Church has always thought of freedom as something…

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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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Masses of Thanksgiving

Fr. Gabriel Thomas Mosher, O.P., will be offering numerous Masses of Thanksgiving around the Bay Area after his priestly ordination at St. Dominic's…

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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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DSPT Graduation

The Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology's 83rd Commencement ceremony is scheduled for May 23rd at 1pm.With 25 students earning certificates…

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Consecrated Life Panel

Prince of Peace Catholic Newman Center at the University of Washington recently hosted a panel discussion on religious life.Moderated by Patheos…

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Our Friars are on TV

Frs. Brian Mullady, O.P., and Emmerich Vogt, O.P., are both appearing on EWTN this month.EWTN Live will feature Fr. Brian and Dcn. Harold Burke-Sivers,…

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May is Mary's Month

Bring flowers of the rarest, bring blossoms the fairest...The month of May is full of devotions in honor of the Virgin Mary. In Catholic schools…

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OPWest Launches New Website

It's an exciting day for the Order of Preachers and the Dominican friars of the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus. After nearly a year…

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Ordination Mass

Please join us at St. Dominic's Church in San Francisco for this wonderful celebration on May 30th at 10am. RSVP today!

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Tech to Preach - Catholic Hackathon

Join developers, designers and creative individuals from around the Bay Area for our second annual Catholic Hackathon on June 5th and 6th at…

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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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Dominican Life in the 21st Century

The Dominican Friars, Nuns, and Laity offer a day of reflection on "Dominican Life in the 21st Century" at Corpus Christi Monastery in Menlo…

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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,…

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4 Tips for a Better Lent

Life as a Dominican is rooted in four areas, what we typically call the four pillars: prayer, study, common life, and ministry. Based on these…

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Why St. Thomas Aquinas Matters

Despite the incredible connections available to us through roads, language, and the internet, we live in times of great confusion. Modern men…

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The Blessing of Catholic Schools

I stand on the sidewalk in front of St. Dominic Parish School in Eagle Rock to greet the happy children popping out of cars as their parents…