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Solemn Profession of Vows

On April 25th, Brs. Christopher Wetzel, O.P., Christopher Brannan, O.P., and Dennis Klein, O.P., professed vows until death. Watch the video and pray for our brothers and all those discerning a vocation to our way of life.

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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 St. Dominic’s in San Francisco. We’ll be building applications and programs to spread the Gospel by digital means, in order to touch the hearts of those who need…

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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 to the priesthood on July 18, 1948, Fr. Janko spent nearly 60 years teaching Moral and Social Theology. After his retirement from the Dominican School of Philosophy…

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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 Park on Saturday, May 16th. A Solemn High Mass according to the Dominican Rite will be celebrated at 9:30am, followed by a number of presentations and…

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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 did not survive. When she was six years old, Catherine had her first vision of Christ, who smiled at her and blessed her. In 1363, ten years…

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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, Director of the Rosary Center, missionary, and so on — from Oregon to Mexico. Check out the tribute video from his party to learn about…

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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 pillars, we’ve developed four tips to help you have a better Lent. They all require a little bit of time, but with a little bit…

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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 and women tend to divide their lives into disparate compartments. Thus it is not uncommon to hear people speak of their work life, family life, public life, private…

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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 drop them off. They have big smiles on their faces as they greet me, the principal, and their friends on the way to…

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