Vocations Blog


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.

Provincial News

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!

first and last Mass
Seven new priests thank God for the gift of priesthood during a Mass of Thanksgiving

The First and Last Mass


Seven new Dominican priests celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving at the Dominican House of Studies. This homily is from the subprior of the community, Fr. Jacob Restrick OP.

Provincial News

Ordination Mass Homily of Archbishop Di Noia


On May 20, 2017, seven Dominican friars were ordained to the priesthood at St. Dominic’s Church in Washington, DC by Archbishop Augustine Di Noia, O.P.

Could this be the first in the Dominican Order worldwide?

Dominican Cooperator Brother Vocation Weekend + First Ever in the USA


The Eastern Province Dominicans are organizing a “come & see” weekend for the cooperator brother vocation in New York City – October 6-8, 2017.