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St. Vincent Ferrer

The Feast of Saint Vincent Ferrer

Today we celebrate the Feast of Saint Vincent Ferrer, a 14th century Dominican priest & confessor. This polychrome marble statue of the saint is in St. Vincent Ferrer Church in New York City. The saint holds a book saying: “Fear God for the hour of judgement is coming.” St. Vincent was one of the greatest preachers

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Floor tiles in the Friars’ Chapel of St Vincent Ferrer’s church in New York. The anchor is a symbol of hope, and the hound with the torch is a symbol of the Order of Preachers. Photo & Description by Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P.

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The Church of St. Vincent Ferrer: A Video Tour

The Dominican Church of St. Vincent Ferrer was featured on a recent episode of NET’s “City of Churches.” Anthony Mangano sat down with Fr. Walter Wagner, O.P. to talk about this beautiful Gothic church, and it’s rich history.

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St. Vincent Ferrer

The following reflection is part of an ongoing series about the life of St. Dominic & the Order of Friars Preachers. Born in the province of Valencia, Spain, Vincent Ferrer (1350 – 1419) joined the Dominican friars in 1367. In Spain, France, and elsewhere he drew huge crowds among Jews and Muslims as well as

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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

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Charles Thomas Shannon, O.P.

Charles Thomas Shannon, O.P. Birth: November 25, 1949 Profession: August 18, 1972 Ordination: May 18, 1977 Died: December 26, 1998 Charles Thomas Shannon was born in New York City the son of Patrick J. and Mary E. (Donohue) Shannon. He attended St. Brendan’s Elementary School, Bronx, NY (1954-1963), and Xavier High School, Manhattan, NY, graduating

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Thomas Finbar Carroll, O.P.

Thomas Finbar Carroll, O.P. Birth: July 11, 1922 Profession: August 26, 1952 Ordination: June 5, 1958 Died: December 8, 1998 Thomas Joseph Carroll was born in New York City the son of Thomas and Bridget (Cunningham) Carroll. From 1929-1937 he attended St. Vincent Ferrer Grammar School and from 1937-1941 Xavier High School both in that

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Alan Augustine Evans, O.P.

Alan Augustine Evans, O.P. Birth: October 10, 1933 Profession: August 16, 1955 Ordination: June 9, 1961 Died: November 17, 1999 Alan Carl Evans was born in Pittsburgh, PA, to William and Helen (Dominick) Evans. He attended St. George Grammar School (1939-47) and High School (1947-51) in that city. After graduation he worked for the Duquesne

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Robert Louis Every, O.P.

Robert Louis Every, O.P. Birth: January 24, 1927 Profession: August 16, 1949 Ordination: June 9, 1955 Died: April 8, 2000 Robert Louis Every, professed and ordained for the province of St Joseph, transfiliated to the new province of St. Martin de Porres in 1979. His years in our province were quite varied: Beirut, Lebanon, 1956-58;

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Alfred Augustine Gately, O.P.

Alfred Augustine Gately, O.P. Jubilarian Birth: April 6, 1913 Profession: August 16, 1935 Ordination: June 5, 1941 Died: April 7, 2000 Alfred Peter Gately was born in New York City to Bernard and Elizabeth (Cregan) Gately. He was educated at St. John the Evangelist Grammar School in that city (1921-28). As an aspirant to the

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