[quote="CB_Catholic, post:3, topic:205348"]
This is wonderful. The Dominicans are very special to our family. My husband's family attended the Dominican parish in the area forever, the Priory is not far from where I live , and when we were first married we belonged to that parish. My husband was baptized by the Dominicans, as were my two children, and his aunt was a Dominican Sister. When I made my Cursillo, our Spiritual Director was a Dominican from the Priory. I still attend Mass occasionally there--it's a beautiful old church and has been kept up nicely, and the Brothers and Friars are so friendly. So for the past 40 years the Dominicans have been an influence in my life, and I just love them. I am so happy the Province seems to be thriving. Thank you for sharing this.
Oh wow! That's great to hear. We'll be in Cincinnati for novitiate. I've never been to Ohio before. The natives swear that it's God's country, but I'm skeptical.
[quote="Victorious, post:4, topic:205348"]
I just got to spend a couple of days at St. Albert's Dominican priory in Oakland, CA, where we had our annual Lay Provincial Council meeting for the Western Province. The priory is wonderful, with lovely grounds and a beautiful chapel, and the friars were very hospitable. It was nice to be able to meet them and other lay Dominicans from around the province.
We have only one Dominican religious sister in Idaho and no Dominican friars at all (though we have a priest who is a Third Order Dominican). Could we borrow some of your new friars from the Eastern Province? We wouldn't keep them long -- just 30 or 40 years or so.
Haha. Sounds like a "lease a Dominican" option.
[quote="basenji, post:5, topic:205348"]
That's one big pack of Hounds (of God)!
Holy Father Dominic, please continue your intercession on behalf of these men. If I were 25 instead of 45, I'd hopefully be right there with them.
I know the feeling. It's contagious. :)
[quote="James_OPL, post:6, topic:205348"]
Praying for these brothers. We had five ordained here in the Western Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus last month. But 21, WOW ! All glory to God !!!
May our Most Blessed Mother Mary watch over all our priests.
I spent a day at St. Alberts Priory in Oakland, Ca. , And like Victorious said, it's an absolutely beatiful priory. The peacefulness in the garden area by the statue of St. Dominic makes it easy for contemplation.
Thanks for the link.
It sounds like you third orders have a pretty good deal out on the West coast!