St. Dominic’s Church

St. Dominic’s Priory: Student Brothers Live with Retired Friars During Diaconate Year

Thanks in no small part to your generosity, the Dominican House of Studies is bursting at the seams with friars in formation. To accommodate incoming student brothers, transitional deacons leave the House of Studies and continue their path to the priesthood at St. Dominic’s Priory, just south of the National Mall in Washington DC.

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Salve Regina

The Salve Regina (“Hail, Holy Queen”) is sung every evening by Dominicans. According to tradition, the Blessed Mother prays for the security of the whole Order as Dominicans sing, “Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us.” Photo by Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P. St. Dominic’s Church, Washington, D.C.

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Lumen Ecclesiae

Dominic is referred to as “Lumen Ecclesiae” (“Light of the Church”). The “O Lumen,” a hymn to Dominic, is sung nightly in the Dominican communities throughout the world. Photo by Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P. St. Dominic’s Church, Washington, D.C.

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Michael Leo Novacki, O.P.

Michael Leo Novacki, O.P. Jubilarian Birth: September 26, 1907 Profession: August 16, 1929 Ordination: June 13, 1935 Died: March 25, 2000 Michael Francis Novacki was born in Mahanoy City, PA to Anthony and Catherine (Popera) Novacki.  He attended public grammar school in Brockton, PA (1914-22), was a pre-ecclesiastical student at Aquinas College High School in Read more…

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Francis Charles Duffy, O.P.

Francis Charles Duffy, O.P. Born:  June 21, 1931 Professed:  August 16, 1954 Ordained:  June 16, 1960 Died:   March 21, 2006 Charlie Duffy began his Dominican life in the Novitiate in 1953, was ordained in 1960, and following one more year of studies, taught at Aquinas High School in Columbus, OH for three years. Then Read more…

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