This page contains resources for prayer and Sacraments, as well as information related to seasonal liturgical traditions and events.
Religious Life Resources:
For information concerning a religious vocation with the Western Dominican friars, click here.
Information about the Dominican Order:
- International Order Website
- Western Dominican Province
- Dominican Friar Vocations
- Lectio Divina with the Dominicans
- Dominican Saints & Blesseds
- Cambridge University: 800 Years of Dominicans & Books
For information concerning a vocation to the diocesan priesthood, visit: LAvocations.org
Religious Life Resources:
Links to Dominican Women's congregations and monasteries:
- Dominican Sisters of San Rafael
- Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose
- Dominican Sisters of Oakford
- Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia
- Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist
- Corpus Christi Monastery
- Monastery of the Angels
- Sisters of Notre Dame - minister at St. Dominic's Parish & Grade School
For help with discernment of a vocation to priesthood, marriage or religious life, please click the link here.
An Advent Retreat for Chaplains, Healthcare Professionals and Those Seeking Enrichment
Retreat based on the Book: A Living Gospel by Robert Ellsberg
In his latest work, Robert Ellsberg, the author of many acclaimed works on the saints, looks on the “living gospel” that is written in human lives. From biographical reflections on traditional saints and spiritual masters (including Dorothy Day, Henri Nouwen, Thomas Merton, Flannery O’Connor, and Oscar Romero), he reflects on what it means to read the spiritual text that is written in such lives. From that, we learn to read our own lives in the same light.
Register for this retreat at LACatholics.org/AdventRetreat
Presenter: Fr. John Hopkins, L.C.
Director, Divine Mercy Clinic and Family Center
Beginning on December 5th 2020
Mass and Conference #1: Saturday, December 5, 2020, 9am
Join Fr. John Hopkins in-person at St. Philip the Apostle Parish courtyard in Pasadena CA.
or Join by livestream at the Advent Retreat webpage
Conferences 2, 3, and 4 will be provided to experience at your own pace virtually. These can be viewed at the Advent Retreat webpage
Final Conference: Live zoom session January 7 at 11am. This final conference can be joined live on Zoom or viewed at the Advent Retreat webpage
Register for live zoom session
Cost: This retreat is provided at no cost by a grant from the Dan Murphy Foundation
Questions: Contact – Ann Sanders firstname.lastname@example.org or
Our Lady of Guadalupe
CELEBRATION OF OUR LADY, THE VIRGIN OF GUADALUPE
Sunday December 6, 2020 at 10:30am
The Archdiocese of Los Angeles will host virtually the 89th annual celebration of the devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe with a Procession and Mass virtually due to the pandemic on Sunday, December 6, 2020.
The celebration will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a procession. The procession will conclude at the San Gabriel Mission at 12:00 p.m. with a Mass presided by Archbishop José H. Gomez.
You are invited to join virtually via the Archdiocese social channels:
The theme chosen for this year’s celebration in honor of the Virgin of Guadalupe is, “Our Lady of Guadalupe: Mother of Healing and Hope,” which reflects on the importance of the presence of our Blessed Mother in our lives, especially during these challenging times.
The theme is based on the Bible verse, “How does this happen to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me?” (Luke 1:43). Two-thousand years ago, our Blessed Mother visited her cousin Elizabeth; nearly 500 years ago, she visited the native people of this continent as Our Lady of Guadalupe, and today she continues to visit her people. During her apparitions to St. Juan Diego, our Blessed Mother interceded for the healing of his uncle Juan Bernardino. During this time of pandemic, in which people are suffering physically, emotionally, spiritually, and financially, our Blessed Mother continues to visit her children, bringing them God’s healing mercy and His message of hope.
Behind the Veil Tour
Available on YouTube
If you or someone you know missed us on Behind the Veil, it was recorded and is now available for viewing! We encourage you to share with friends, family, and anyone interested in discerning or supporting vocations.
What a special treat to see inside a cloister for the Dominican Nuns in Menlo Park, California! Sr. Joseph Marie, OP, takes us on a tour, including the chapel with heavenly singing, their common rooms, and their time of recreation! Three of the sisters share more about their own journey to the cloister and answer questions from discerners. You won't want to miss this experience!