Prior Provincial

Very Rev. Allen B. Moran, O.P. was elected prior provincial of the Dominican Province at St. Joseph on January 14, 2023. His election on January 14th was confirmed by the Master of the Order, Most Rev. Gerard Francisco Parco Timoner III, O.P.  Immediately before his election, Fr. Moran was serving in Oakland, California for the Dominican Province of the Holy Name of Jesus as the President of the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology (DSPT).  

Originally from Illinois, he entered the Dominican Order as a novice for the Province of St. Joseph in the year 2000 and made first profession on August 15th, 2001.  He was ordained to the diaconate in 2006 and was ordained to the priesthood of Jesus Christ in May of 2007.  Since his ordination, his assignments have included the Priory of St. Thomas Aquinas at Providence College in Providence, RI where he served and taught on the faculty; St. Louis Bertrand Priory in Louisville, KY, the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (known as the Angelicum) in Rome, and St. Gertrude’s Priory in Cincinnati, OH, here he servied as priory from 2013-2018. He served the province as Provincial Treasurer/Economic Administrator from 2018-2022 until finishing his term and accepting the position as President of DSPT.