We are the Dominican friars of the Province of St. Martin de Porres and we are committed to preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the salvation of souls in the Southern United States. Join us in preaching in this diverse and growing region.
Ten years ago I professed my promises as a Lay Dominican for LIFE. I chose the name Mary Magdalene for my Dominican saint’s name. You probably are asking… “Why Mary Magdalene? She wasn’t a Dominican!” I would say to you… … Continue reading
Meet the Friars
Br. Joseph Paul Albin, O.P.Learn About Our Student Friars
Born in Omaha, Nebraska, Br. Joseph Paul is the third of four brothers. He attended the University of Missouri, where he first met the Dominicans. After working in the Newman Center in Columbia, MO, he moved to New Orleans and attended graduate school at Loyola University. He was also a campus minister at Loyola where his primary ministry was working with retreats and small faith sharing groups. When not praying or studying, Br. Joseph Paul enjoys Saints Football and live music.
Fr. Robert Perry, O.P.Learn More
Since his ordination, Fr. Bob has spent most of his years as a priest preaching and teaching. While traveling extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and parts of Africa, Fr. Bob has preached, lectured, and conducted numerous parish missions. He has also conducted retreats and workshops among university students, young and older adults, as well as priests, religious sisters, and brothers. In 1983, at the request of the newly formed Dominican Province of St. Martin de Porres, Fr. Bob founded the Aquinas Center of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2006, Fr. Bob completed 13 years as Pastor of two parishes in Louisiana. His ministry for twenty years also included forming and preparing Dominican Students for religious life and ordination to the priesthood. Fr. Bob is currently in residence at St. Elizabeth University Parish in Lubbock, Texas.
The Center for Catholic Life at Tulane UniversityLearn More
Beginning in the 1930s the Catholic Center at Tulane has developed into a vibrant center for Catholic life on campus served by the Dominican friars. As Tulane University seeks to form students not only for success in their professions but also for service to their local community, the Catholic Center provides an indispensable spiritual dimension. Spiritual formation is not just about devotion, but a solid foundation of intellectual and moral values from which one thinks, chooses and acts in the world as a human being with integrity. The Center for Catholic Life provides opportunities to learn through lectures, classes and personal study, to serve through community programs and a mission to Honduras, to pray through liturgy and prayer groups, and to grow through fellowship, dialogue, Reconciliation and spiritual direction. Through their involvement at the Catholic Center, Tulane students have a space to integrate all they learn and become saints for the Church and the world.