Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Below is the picture of a Dominican Rite Solemn High Mass at St. Benedict's, McKenzie Bridge, OR, which is still a retreat center staffed by the Western US Dominicans, located near central Oregon, in the woods.  

 Here, the Deacon is proclaiming the Gospel, the Subdeacon holding the Gospel Book, and two of the servers holding candles for the Gospel.  The thurifer can be partly seen behind the Deacon, swinging the thurible.

From "The Dominicans," Autumn 1957.

Monday, April 1, 2024

The following scans are taken from the Spring 1956 (Vol 3, No 2) issue of "The Dominicans," the-then newsletter for the Western Dominican Province.  

I believe the first picture is taken from St. Albert's in Oakland, the one with the monstrance at St. Dominic's in San Francisco, and the latter ones I believe from old Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco (destroyed by fire in 1962), but corrections are welcome.

As readers know, there is no Ordination Rite in the Dominican Rite, but these took place under the local bishop and usually, the Roman Rite.