Fr. Joseph Asturias, O.P.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Joseph Louis Asturias was born in Guatemala City in 1908 to Manuel Asturias and Rosa Coblentz Braun, the owners of large coffee plantations in and around Antiqua and Guatemala City. In 1910, the reigning dictator attacked one of the prominent aristocrats in the region, and Joseph’s father, fearing for his family’s safety, decided to leave […]

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Novice Class of 2017-2018

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

At the end of August, five men received the habit of the Order of Preachers and began their first year of formation as novices. Blessed with different talents and interests, they look forward to giving witness to the kingdom of God as they continue their formation as Dominican preachers. Br. Elias Guadalupe Ford Brother Elias is from San Francisco, […]

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St. Juan Macias, O.P.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Born on March 2, 1585 in Spain, St. Juan Macias is one of the lesser known saints of the Order of Preachers. Like his friend St. Martin de Porres, Juan was not a priest, but a faithful friar who preached the Gospel in ways hidden to most. On January 22, 1622, Juan received the Dominican habit […]

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Novice Class of 2016-2017

Thursday, October 6, 2016

At the beginning of September, six young men received the habit of the Order of Preachers and began their first year of formation as novices. Blessed with different talents and interests, they look forward to giving witness to the kingdom of God as they continue their formation as Dominican preachers.   Br. John Winkowitsch Brother John is from Cut Bank, […]

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Fr. Paul Scanlon, O.P.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Paul was born on January 22, 1933 in Detroit, the only child of Marvin and Mary Ann Smithbauer Scanlon. As a young man he dreamed of being a foreign missionary. Eventually he entered the Order of Preachers and received the Dominican habit on August 14, 1952, and was ordained to the priesthood at St. Mary’s […]

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800 Years of Proclaiming the Gospel

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Every year on November 7, Dominicans around the world observe the Feast of All Saints of the Order of Preachers. This year we also begin to celebrate the 800th Jubilee of the Order. In honor of this special event, today we offer a brief profile of eight of our brothers and sisters who have faithfully served God […]

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St. Martin de Porres, O.P.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Martin de Porres Velázquez was born in Lima, Peru on December 9, 1579. The son of a Spanish nobleman and a freed slave from Panama, Martin would grow up to become one of the most revered members of the Order of Preachers. When he was very young, Martin took up an apprenticeship as a barber/surgeon. […]

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Novice Class 2015-2016

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

At the beginning of September, six young men received the habit of the Order of Preachers and began their first year of formation as novices. Blessed with different talents and interests, they look forward to giving witness to the kingdom of God as they continue their formation as Dominican preachers. Br. Andrew Marie McCullough Brother Andrew Marie is […]

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