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The Dominican Friars and Civil Engagement

Today, in a society wracked by fundamental divisions, the friars seek to elevate the discourse and find common ground while upholding the truths of the faith and natural reason.

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Army Surgeon General Nadja West at St. Dominic’s Church

We are delighted to share with you this amazing talk given at St. Dominic’s Church in Washington DC by our parishioner, US Army Surgeon General Nadja West. General West is a devout Catholic, true patriot, and dear friend of the Dominican Friars. Her message is an inspiring reminder of just what our Catholic faith has

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A Threefold Cord

A threefold cord is not easily broken, says Qoheleth, the sage (Eccl 4:12). The Lord thus wisely gives us a threefold program for our Lenten journey: prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. The Old Testament knew all three practices, but only individually. It never held them together in this evangelical recipe. Jesus alone shows us how to bind the strong man fast (Mk 3:27).

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Elliot Milco: Bringing a Dominican Education to First Things

Mr. Elliot Milco (MA ’13) is Deputy Editor of First Things magazine. Born and raised in Chicago, he came into the Catholic Church through the Dominican parish of St. Mary’s in New Haven, Connecticut, while studying at Yale University.

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March for Life 2018: Preaching the Sanctity of Human Life

On Friday, January 19th 2018, the Dominican friars marched among thousands at the 45th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C.

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Hunger for Truth on Campus

“I sat at a table and listened to a conversation between [an] atheist and a visiting Dominican priest. It was deep and substantive. The Dominican—Father Dominic Legge of the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC—took the student’s questions seriously, and gave him answers. It was thrilling, to be honest.”

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Mary Alice O’Connor: A Life of Seeking Truth

With deep gratitude, the Dominican Friars of the Province of St. Joseph honor the life of a dear friend and benefactor, Mary Alice O’Connor, 1929-2015. For over forty years, Mary Alice was a faithful parishioner at the Dominican church of St. Mary’s in New Haven, Connecticut, and a personal friend to many of the friars.

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Robert Mullin: Honoring a Brother with a Lasting Legacy

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Robert Mullin for his generous bequest, and welcome him as the latest member of the St. Dominic Legacy Society!  Mr. Mullin is a retired educator who taught the children of US servicemen and women in Japan, Germany, England, Morocco, and Denmark. He holds a doctorate in education from

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Saint Vincent Ferrer High School: A Catholic School Deepens its Dominican Roots

Saint Vincent Ferrer High School, a girls’ college preparatory school on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, was founded by the Dominican Friars in 1884 and recently took two steps to deepen its Dominican roots.

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Frassati Fellowships: Young Adults Building a Catholic Culture

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, 1901-1925, was a Third Order Dominican known for his love of the poor, his rich spiritual life, and his joyful personality, by which he drew many of his peers to Christ. He was a tireless organizer of his fellow students for Catholic causes in an era marked by the empty ideologies of Fascism and Communism in his native Italy.

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