Contact the Vocations Office


fr-ben-profile-picFr. Benedict Croell, O.P.
Vocations Director, Province of St. Joseph
Dominican House of Studies
487 Michigan Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20017-1585
mobile: (202) 642-3597
toll free: (800) 529-1205
vocations@opeast.org

Fr. Benedict Croell, O.P. hails from Broomfield, Colorado. He studied at Colorado State University, Conception Seminary College, Providence College, the Dominican House of Studies and the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome. He has served in parish, university and itinerant preaching ministries. He also served 5 years in the Order’s East African missions where he was novice master for friars in their initial stage of formation from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Southern Sudan, Angola, Mozambique and South Africa. He has been Director of Vocations for the Eastern Province Dominicans since 2010 and lives with over 80 friars in the largest Dominican priory in North America: the Dominican House of Studies in our nation’s capital. The province of St. Joseph is struggling in a good way, that is financially, because there are more than 65 friars in formation. Together with other friars, he is reaching out to young Catholics to preach Jesus Christ and Him crucified. ¬†Along with 21 other US Dominican Friars, Fr. Benedict was named a Missionary of Mercy by our holy father, Pope Francis on Ash Wednesday 2016.

(A Personal Message from Fr. Benedict Croell OP, Director of Vocations)