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Br John Peter was raised in the Central Valley of California, son to Catholic parents who both, not inconsequentially, studied with the Dominican Order in Berkeley. Motivated by conversation with friends of diverse Christian persuasions, he delved more deeply into his faith in secondary school and continued to do so at Thomas Aquinas College from which he took a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts. During college, he experienced a call to the religious priesthood which he saw fulfilled in the Dominican way of life. He is a solemnly professed friar of the Western Dominican Province of North America and is in England for a year of study.

If Israel has priority in eating the bread of the word of God, how can Jesus simultaneously feed the Gentiles?

We hear today that Jesus descended from heaven to do the Father’s will, i.e., to give eternal life to those