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Provincial News

2017 Labor Day Classic


Each year the Dominican friars in Washington, D.C. celebrate Labor Day with a baseball game with the Marians of the Immaculate Conception. Br. John Paul Kern, O.P., reports on this year’s match.

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Reception of the Habit and Simple Profession of Vows


In mid-August, ten men received the Dominican habit and fourteen made simple profession of vows at the Priory of St. Gertrude in Cincinnati, OH.

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Resources for Considering a Dominican Vocation


Most men who come to the Order of Preachers have done a significant amount of research. Here are some important documents if you want a closer look at what shapes the Order of Preachers.

A gathering with a meal with our friars, and two special Masses.

2017 Ohio Vocation Opportunities


There will be two classes of novices at St. Gertrude Priory during this time. It will be an extraordinary opportunity to meet our novices and our senior friars to learn more about the Dominicans. August 10 event requires RSVP.

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2017 Simple Profession in Ohio


All are invited to the simple profession of fourteen of our brothers at Mass on the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – August 15, 2017 at 11:30AM at St. Gertrude’s Church in Madeira, Ohio

Join us in Providence, Rhode Island to consider a Dominican Vocation

2017 New England Summer Vocation Event


Men 18-35 are invited to a single day event at Providence College and St. Pius V in Providence, Rhode Island to learn more about a vocation in the Order of Preachers.

Join our friars in NYC at St. Vincent Ferrer Church and Priory on Manhattan on 12 July

2017 NYC Vocation Event


Men 18 – 35 years of age are invited. Required RSVP: vocations@dominicanfriars.org

An Interview with Marcus Grodi on EWTN

Fr. Bonaventure OP on The Journey Home


Fr. Bonaventure Chapman OP, a newly ordained priest, shares his conversion story into the Catholic Church on EWTN’s The Journey Home.

An Interview with Marcus Grodi on EWTN

Bro. Martin OP on The Journey Home


Bro. Martin Davis OP, a cooperator brother shares his conversion story into the Catholic Church on EWTN’s The Journey Home.

2017 Novitiate Class
Provincial News

Announcing 2017 Novitiate Class


These men have been accepted for the 2017 Novitiate Class for the Dominican Province of St. Joseph. Read their biographies here!