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Video: Dominican Friars for Life | March for Life 2022

A message from the Dominican Friars on the importance of bearing witness to God’s gift of life.

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Letter from the Director

In this issue of BlackFriars, you will read about how the Friars continue to stand guard at both gates of life. I thank you for standing with us! May Our Holy Mother Mary watch over all your loved ones, now and at the hour of death.

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Report from the March for Life

Hope and excitement permeated the air. Prayer and exhortation flooded the scene. At this year’s March for Life there was an extra little pep in everyone’s step as we marched down Constitution Avenue bound for the Capitol and Supreme Court.

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The Art of Dying: An Interview with Br. Columba Thomas, O.P.

Health care has become so complex, with so many options available, that dying persons and their loved ones often must make many difficult and painful decisions, and they can become so focused on health care interventions that it distracts them from the deeper spiritual dimension.

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Seven Dominicans make Solemn Profession, becoming Friars for Life!

Thanks to your support, seven more men (six pictured above with Prior Provincial, Very Rev. Kenneth R. Letoile, O.P.) have pledged their lives to fight the Battle for Life as Dominican Friars.

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Hope for the Future: An Interview with Vocations Director Fr. Jacob Bertrand Janczyk, O.P.

The Province has a lot to recommend itself—our parishes, our campus ministries, the Thomistic Institute, projects like the Hillbilly Thomists and Godsplaining. The Province is very present and engaged, and I think that draws men to the Order. We try to be faithful to the charism and mission of St. Dominic.

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Support the Dominican Community in Ukraine

There are six Dominican residences in Ukraine. Their presence as well as the spiritual and physical well being of those they serve is in danger.

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Video: Family Blessing Mass at St. Vincent Ferrer Church

On the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, Fr. Gabriel Gillen, O.P., celebrated a special Mass of blessing for the families of donors at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer in Manhattan.

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Video: Fr. Gabriel Gillen, O.P. | Matching Challenge for Vocations

Until December 31, your most generous offering in support of our young friars in training will be matched dollar-for-dollar by an anonymous benefactor, up to $350,000!

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Donor Profile | Donald and Jane Danilek

With the goal of forming Dominican college chaplains able to walk with today’s students as they navigate a vastly different world, Don and Jane became generous donors and legacy supporters of the Dominican Friars Foundation.

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