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THE 12 STEP REVIEW is a publication of the Western Dominican Province, a nonprofit organization of the Dominican Fathers and Brothers, and is edited by Fr. Emmerich Vogt, O.P. It is published four times a year through your donations.  Address all correspondence to:

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About our Founder

Fr. Emmerich Vogt, O.P. is a Dominican priest of the Western Dominican Province.  He is currently on the Preaching band. He was formerly Prior Provincial for the Province, Prior of St. Albert's Priory, Chapel, and Seminary in Oakland, California, as well as Director of the Shrine of St. Jude in San Francisco and a member of Dominican Preaching. He has served as Pastor and Prior of Holy Rosary Parish in Portland, Oregon.

Educated by the Dominican Order at its seminary in California, Fr. Emmerich went on to receive a MA degree in Theology from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, and a graduate degree in Near Eastern Religions from University of California.

For several years he was a teacher: a high school teacher in Oregon and Los Angeles, and a college teacher at Holy Rosary College in Fremont, California. As a graduate student, he taught Hebrew at the Graduate Theological Union.

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Know the truth and the truth will set you free.
John 8:32

We do not know what the future holds, but we do know who holds the future.

Wisdom is a breath of the
power of God. Wisdom 7:25

The Twelve Steps

1) Admit our powerlessness
2) Believe in a Greater Power
3) Turn our life to God
4) Take inventory
5) Admit our wrongs
6) Be willing to be healed
7) Humbly ask God's healing
8) Make a list of people we harmed
9) Make direct amends
10)Continue our inventory
11)Prayer & Meditation
12)Share the message

Recommended Links

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Over-Eaters Anonymous
Sexaholics Anonymous
the Calix Society
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12 Step Prayers

Prayer of St. Bernard
Come, Lord Jesus, take away scandals from your Kingdom, which is my soul, ...

Serenity Prayer
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can ...

Cardinal Newman Prayer
Lead, O kindly light, amid the encircling gloom ...

Sweet Fragrance Prayer
Dear Jesus, help me to spread Your fragrance everywhere ...

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