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Donor Profile: James Donovan

“I like the fact the fact the Dominicans are on the front line when it comes to the youth. God knows we need preachers!” — Mr. James Donovan

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Alma Redemptoris Mater

“O loving Mother of our Redeemer, gate of heaven, star of the sea, Hasten to aid thy fallen people who strive to rise once more. Thou who brought forth thy holy Creator, all creation wond’ring, Yet remainest ever Virgin, taking from Gabriel’s lips that joyful “Hail!”: be merciful to us sinners.” – Marian antiphon sung

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Hounds of the Lord

A variation of the Dominican hound, seen without its torch. Stained glass detail from the sacristy of Saint Vincent Ferrer Church, New York City. Photo & Description by Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P.

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The Solemnity Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

“He has put all things under his feet and made him, as the ruler of everything, the head of the Church; which is his body, the fullness of him who fills the whole creation.” — Ephesians 1:22 This statue of Christ the King is from the reredos of the Dominican church of St. Vincent Ferrer

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Robert Justin Hennessey, O.P.

Robert Justin Hennessey, O.P. Born:  May 22, 1929 Professed:  September 15, 1950 Ordained:  June 8, 1956 Died:  December 7, 2003 Father Robert Justin Hennessey, O.P., a Dominican friar of the Province of St. Joseph, died from complications of Parkinson’s disease in the evening of December 7, 2003, at Mohun Health Care Center, under the care

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Bartholomew Paul Fu, O.P.

Bartholomew Paul Fu, O.P. Jubilarian Birth: August 24, 1915 Profession: October 3, 1949 Ordination: March 14, 1946 Died: August 23, 2001 Bartholomew Fu was born in Fukien, Chungan, China, the son of Peter and Mary (Ho) Fu. He attended grammar school at the Catholic Mission School in Kienow, Fukien, China and the Normal High School

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Leon Mancinelli, O.P.

Leon Mancinelli, O.P. Cooperator Birth: April 9, 1931 Profession: December 25, 1958 Died: August 22, 2001 John Anthony Mancinelli was born in Gibbstown, Greenwich Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey, in the Diocese of Camden. He was the son of Pantaleone and Philomena (Cameli) Mancinelli.  He was educated in the public school system and graduated from

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James Bernard Sheridan, O.P.

James Bernard Sheridan, O.P. Jubilarian Birth: December 19, 1908 Profession: August 16, 1929 Ordination: June 13, 1935 Died: July 20, 1998 James Joseph Sheridan was born in New York City to Bartholomew and Ellen (Rabbitt) Sheridan.  He attended St. Vincent Ferrer Grammar School (1915-23) and St. Francis Xavier High School (1923-27) in that city. He

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John Joseph Ryan, O.P.

John Joseph Ryan, O.P. Jubilarian Birth: February 24, 1916 Profession: August 16, 1936 Ordination: May 21, 1942 Died: July 19, 1998 John Francis Ryan was born in New York City the son of William and Nora (O’Halloran) Ryan. He attended St. Paul’s Grammar School and Cathedral Boys High School before attending Providence College, Providence, RI.

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Paul Patrick Walsh, O.P.

Paul Patrick Walsh, O.P. Jubilarian Born:  June 29, 1906 Professed:  August 16, 1928 Ordained:  June 14, 1934 Died:  January 22, 2003 Paul Patrick Walsh, the son of Patrick and Mary Ann Ryan Walsh, was born in Brooklyn, NY, where he attended St. Charles Borromeo grammar school and Brooklyn College Prep High School. After attending Fordham

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