Vocations Blog


Dominican Preaching

Penance for Preaching: Hunger for God and for Souls


Fr. Raymund Snyder, O.P., preached the following homily at a Vocations Weekend Mass at the Dominican House of Studies on February 18, 2018.

Provincial News

Diaconate Ordination 2018


On March 10, 2018, six friars will be ordained to the diaconate in Washington, DC.

Provincial News

Solemn Vows Liturgy and Reception


On Saturday, February 10, 2018, thirteen friars made their Solemn Vows as members of the Order of Preachers.

Academic News

Conference on Thomas Aquinas and the Greek Fathers


In January 2018, thirteen Dominican friars joined scholars from around the world to examine the relationship of Thomas Aquinas and the Greek FathersĀ at a conference in Ave Maria, FL.

Pro-Life Witness

Dominican Friars at the March for Life


On Friday, January 19th, 2018, the Dominican friars marched among thousands at the 45th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C.

Preaching through the Arts

The Hillbilly Thomists


After four albums of sacred choral music, the Dominican brothers have tuned their banjos and turned their attention to Americana folk and bluegrass. Their hope: to spread the joy of the gospel through the joy of music.

Formed in the way of Holy Father Dominic to Preach the Gospel

Dominican Cooperator Brother Formation


What does formation of a cooperator brother look like?

Studentate Sports

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.

Provincial News

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.

Great on-line reading

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.