Commit to Forever

Ordination Mass for Bishop Robert F. Christian
emphasizes service over honor

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone, left, and the newly ordained Bishop Robert F. Christian, OP, right, greet friends, family and the faithful at St. Mary’s Cathedral June 5. The episcopal ordination of Bishop Christian marks the first time a Dominican has worn the bishop’s mitre in San Francisco since Dominican Father Joseph Sadoc Alemany was appointed in 1850. (Photo by Debra Greenblat/Catholic San Francisco)

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The Surprising Way “Newly Ordained Priest Exit the Sacristy in Poland”!

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Dominican Brothers: Conversi, Lay, and Cooperator Friars 

by Fr. Augustine Thompson O.P.

Focusing on the historical lives of these humble men who have been a part of the Order since its foundation and many of whom are saints and blesseds, in 1216. Fr. Augustine paints a vivid picture of the brothers who have served the Church throughout the last 800 years, detailing their various ministries throughout history and their role in today’s ever-changing world.

“I am sure that many will be interested in reading this book, especially since it is now clear that St. Martin de Porres was actually a donatus and so a member of the “Third Order.” ~Fr. Augustine Thompson, O.P.

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Dominican Moment
Dominican Moment are 2-minute radio spots about Dominican saints. Listen in…

 Dominican Liturgy Publications

Fr. Augustine Thompson O.P. has recently published a small booklet with Compline from the Liturgy of the Hours with all the Dominican elements approved for use in 1982. It is pocketbook size and will fit nicely on a bedside table. It can be purchase through Dominican Liturgy Publications – direct links are below.

Dominican Liturgy Publications
Compline Booklet in English
Compline Booklet in Latin

Dominican English Enrichment Program (DEEP)
August 10, 2017

Mission proposal for Lay Dominican Family of the WDP
Fr. Francis Hung Le, O.P.
Provincial Promoter for Lay Dominican Family

Mission Objective
DEEP is an international non-profit mission of the Lay Dominican Family of the Western Dominican Province, USA, which provides English tutoring program for religious members of the Dominican Order in developing countries so that they might have a better command of the English language for their academic pursuit of Veritas … Truth. Click here to learn more.

Defending the Dignity of the Human person in Health Care and the Life Sciences since 1972
August 10, 2017

Fr. Tad Pacholczyk, Ph.D.
Director of Education and Ethicist

Role & Mission of the NCBC
The National Catholic Bioethics Center, established in 1972, conducts research, consultation, publishing and education to promote human dignity in health care and the life sciences, and derives its message directly from the teachings of the Catholic Church.

The Augustine Institute

FORMED.org is a revolutionary online platform featuring the best Catholic … Catechism and Personal Faith Formation are at the fingertips of every parishioner.

Trump’s executive order hailed as critical, but just a ‘first step’
Washington D.C., May 4, 2017 / 02:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA)

Religious freedom advocates credited President Donald Trump with taking a “first step” toward protecting religious freedom with an executive order he signed on Thursday, but stressed that there is still more work to be done.

“I thought the executive order was a great step forward,” Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C. told EWTN News. “[Trump] himself says this is the first step. But it’s the beginning, and we’ve waited a long time for it.”.  Read More…

Introducing the New Website of the Lay Dominican Fraternities
Monday, November 14, 2016

Introducing the New Website of the Lay Dominican FraternitiesThe International Council of Dominican Lay Fraternities (ICLDF) has launched her own website: Fraternities OP

The new website is going to be a central hub of news and information about the Lay Fraternities in different part of the world. According to fr Rui Carlos Lopes, the General Promoter for the Laity, it will also be a database for all information and documents relating to the Lay Fraternities in the Order. Read More...

Dominican 800th Jubilee Video is Live!

We’ve got something special for you: our official 800th Jubilee kickoff video!  Curious what the jubilee is all about? What inspired St. Dominic to preach? Which Pope approved the Order? Answers to those questions, and other fun facts, are in this fantastic three minute video above.

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Know that you are in our prayers,
Dominican Friars
Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus

P.S. Did you know? The 800th Jubilee runs over a year – November 7, 2015 through January 21, 2017. Now that’s a party!

Plenary Indulgence for the Dominican Jubilee

We are pleased to inform you that His Holiness Pope Francis has granted the possibility of receiving the plenary indulgence to all the faithful participating in the Jubilee celebrations that will take place both internationally and in each province and to all those who will participate in a pilgrimage to the churches and chapels of the Dominican family. The terms and conditions to receive the indulgence are described in the document sent by the Apostolic Penitentiary. Click here for more information.

New Perspectives on Early Lay Dominicans: Our Changing Understanding of the Black Penitents and Dominican Third Order in the Middle Ages

On November 17, 2015, Fr. Augustine Thompson, O.P., – Professor of History at DSPT in Berkeley – will explain our evolving understanding of early lay Dominicans. Fr. Augustine has written extensively on the religious life of lay people in Medieval Italy and is the author of the best-selling “Francis of Assisi: A New Biography.” Click here for more information.

St. Dominic & the Hounds of God

Regina Magazine on April 6, 2015 highlighted an article called “St. Dominic & the Hounds of God”. Click here to read it.

The Pope announces an Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy

On March 13, 2015, in St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis declared the celebration of an extraordinary Holy year.The Jubilee announcement was made during the homily of the penitential celebration with which he opened the “24 Hours for the Lord” initiative. This “Jubilee of Mercy” will commence with the opening of the Holy Door in the Vatican Basilica on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, 8 December, and will conclude on November 20, 2016 with the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.

Master of the Order Letter

Letter from the Master of the Order on the Anniversary of the Confirmation of the Order
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