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.

Upcoming Events

August 8, 2016
Vespers Prayer Series
Atlanta, GA
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August 8, 2016
Vestition of Novices
Irving, TX
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October 7-9, 2016
Come & See Weekend
St. Louis, MO
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News & Articles
Pre-Novitiate Photos

The 2016 Pre-Novitiate is underway at Our Lady Queen of Peace Retreat Center in Dancyville, TN, just east of Memphis. In the large group photo, Dominican friars Jude McPeak, OP, (Director of Vocations, Province of St. Albert the Great), James … Continue reading

Protectress of the Order of Preachers

St. Mary Magdalene, Protectress of the Order of Preachers, has been an influence in my life since I was young. She is for me a model of love, faith, service, and courage. She is an example of how one should … Continue reading

St. Mary Magdalene, Patroness of the Dominican Order

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

Saint Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene went and announced the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”— and that he had said this things to her. (John 20:18) The miniseries Jesus of Nazareth by Franco Zeffirelli has become such a classic version of the life … Continue reading

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Meet the Friars

  • Br. Joseph Paul Albin, O.P.

    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.

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  • Fr. Robert Perry, O.P.

    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.

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  • The Center for Catholic Life at Tulane University

    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.

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