New Dominican History Blog

The Dominican Fathers in Washington, D.C., have created a great blog devoted to the order’s history. Check it out here. It’s a magnifcent resource on all things Dominican, national and international, replete with video and audio resources. I’m looking forward to reading more of it, because I’m sorry to say I don’t know as much [Read More...]

“The Second Apostle of Germany”

Today is the Feast of St. Peter Canisius (1521-1597), who is best known for his work in sixteenth century Germany. He was the first Dutch Jesuit (former Jesuit General Peter Hans Kolvenbach is among the more recent). Ordained in 1546, he taught in the first-ever Jesuit school, started in Messina in 1548. In 1549, Pope [Read More...]

L.A.’s First Bishop

During the 1800’s, the Vincentians made some significant contributions to the American hierarchy: Joseph Rosati in St. Louis, Leo De Neckere in New Orleans, Jean Marie Odin in Texas, John Timon and Stephen Vincent Ryan in Buffalo. Today marks the birth of Thaddeus Amat (1811-1878), second Bishop of Monterey, which was created in 1850 as [Read More...]


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