Priesthood

A Special Farewell Letter from the Director

I did not cease giving thanks for you and remembering you in my prayers when ten of our men were ordained priests this May at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

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Thanks be to God for Ten New Priests of Jesus Christ!

These are the priests your generosity has helped form over the past seven years to serve God and preach His Gospel to the Church and the world. Please keep them in your prayers as they go out into the harvest!

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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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Letter from the Director

Prostration is a gesture packed with meaning. At Ordinations, the most striking moment is seeing the friars lie prostrate. The fact that the praying Church is calling upon all the saints at that moment becomes palpable.

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Matching Challenge for Vocations

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Give now through December 31 and your gift in support of Dominican formation will be doubled!

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A Letter from the Prior Provincial

Please pray for our recently ordained priests, and see in their ordinations the unmistakable sign of Jesus Christ who promised: “I am with you always, to the close of the age.” (Matthew 28:20)

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God in the Midst of Suffering

Where is God in the midst of suffering? One sign of God’s presence is the Ordination (in three separate ceremonies due to Coronavirus precautions) of eight Dominican Friars you helped prepare for the priesthood.

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Dominican Ordinations 2019

On Saturday May 25th, 2019, six of our Dominican friars were Ordained to the Priesthood of Jesus Christ by Bishop Robert Barron, Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles.

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God Never Lets Us Go

On May 23rd, 2008, I was ordained a priest of Jesus Christ. I like to think that my Nana—my Irish grandmother—is having a great laugh right now. She always hoped that I would become a priest.

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Alter Christus

The Sacred Heart linking Christ to priests is a popular symbol of the priesthood. In the rite of ordination the phrase “Alter Christus” (“another Christ”) reminds us that, although Christ himself is present to his Church, the priest acts as “another Christ” by virtue of his ordination. Photo by Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P. St. Dominic’s Read more…

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