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Apostolic Life

Nourished by our life in common, plus many hours at study and prayer, Dominicans offer our very lives for the sake of preaching the Gospel. What we receive from the Lord, we pass on to others, so that all may come to know and love the Lord.

Like the first apostles, Dominicans are sent out to proclaim the Gospel in every time and place – evangelizing, combating heresy and error, and performing the spiritual works of mercy.

Meet the Friars

Br. Antony Augustine Cherian, O.P.

Br. Antony Augustine Cherian, O.P.

Br. Columban Mary Hall, O.P.

Br. Columban Mary Hall, O.P.

Br. Paschal Strader, O.P.

Br. Paschal Strader, O.P.

Br. Athanasius Thompson, O.P.

Br. Athanasius Thompson, O.P.

Br. Andrew Thomas Kang, O.P.

Br. Andrew Thomas Kang, O.P.

The ministry of the Dominicans has had a profound impact on my life, and we need more of them! That’s why I pray for more vocations to the Dominican Order in the Western Province! “The harvest indeed is great, but the laborers are few!”
- Dayn - Seattle, WA
I look forward to giving hope to the people of God. Despite the challenges that life brings, I want to assure everyone that Christ, in His divine mercy, loves them.
- Fr. Pius
In a new way, I can say that I belong to God. With the utterance of a few words, I became a son of St. Dominic, a brother to a family of preachers, and a joyful slave to our merciful King and His blessed mother.
- Br. Andrew Thomas
When I returned to my seat among friends and family I felt different: I now belonged totally and completely to God. No longer could I say that there was any part of my life that is not His. (On the day of his First Vows)
- Br. Nathaniel Maria
I'm delighted that vocations are up and the quality of the candidates are so good!
- Anne - Rio Vista, CA

Consecrated Life

Dominicans profess obedience, and embrace a life of poverty and chastity for the sake of the Kingdom. In doing so, we strive to achieve more perfect union with God in this life, and serve as a witness to the perfect union that is to come in the next.

“In the consecrated life, Christ’s faithful, moved by the Holy Spirit, propose to follow Christ more nearly, to give themselves to God who is loved above all and, pursuing the perfection of charity in the service of the Kingdom, to signify and proclaim in the Church the glory of the world to come.” - CCC, 916

Is God Calling You?

Contact Vocation Office:

Fr. John Marie Bingham, O.P.
Director of Vocations
Phone: 510-658-8722
Email: vocations@opwest.org

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