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Br. Patrick Rooney was born in Ojai, California, and received B.A. in Liberal Arts from Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, California. In 2015, he joined the Western Dominican Province of the United States, and received an M.A. in Philosophy from the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley, California. He took his final vows in May of 2021, and is now continuing theological studies at Blackfriars for the academic year of 2021-2022. His main academic interest consists in studying and formulating arguments for the existence of God. In his spare time, he rides a unicycle while juggling.

The Gospel prompts us to consider the kingdom of God as one of the many invisible forces existing within the