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.
Dear Friends of the Southern Dominican Province, I hope you all had a good summer! Our summer was certainly eventful, with much to celebrate: We held our Ninth Provincial Chapter, resulting in my re-election as Provincial for another four-year term. Br. … Continue reading
Meet the Friars
Br. Carlos SalasLearn More About Our Friars
Carlos Salas was born and raised in Cd. Juarez, Mexico. He went to Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy in 2017. While at Texas Tech he was involved in Raider Catholic and St. Elizabeth University Parish. It was there that he met the Dominican friars. The Dominican friars serving the university inspired him to enter the Order because of their lives of study, prayer, and contemplation for the preaching of the Gospel.
During his free time (when available!) he enjoys watching soccer; his favorite soccer team is Chivas (Liga MX). Real Mexican tacos are always welcome! And he likes (almost!) everything Microsoft. But on top of all of that, he loves Jesus, serving at the altar, and discussing with others to learn from them about Christ and His Church.
Br. Nicholas Reynolds, O.P.Learn More About our Student Friars
Br. Nicholas is from St. Simons Island, Georgia. He went to Furman University where he majored in physics, and was actively involved with campus ministry. He was drawn to the Order of Preachers because of their emphasis on the contemplative life, community, and apostolic ministry. He is a student at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, Missouri. Currently, Br. Nicholas is on his pastoral year in Lubbock, Texas, where he works with the students at Texas Tech University and at St. Elizabeth University Parish. In his free time, Br. Nicholas enjoys sports, exercise, anything about science, reading (especially philosophy and spirituality), and contemplating.
Holy Rosary Catholic ChurchLearn More
Holy Rosary Parish was founded by the Dominican Friars in 1913 when they were invited by Bishop Nicholas A. Gallagher to serve the needs of 125 families living in what was then Houston’s south side. At the time, the city had only 82,000 citizens. As soon as the parish was established, work began on a two-story building on land donated by William H. McCarthy. Upon completion, the lower floor was used for the parish church; the upper floor served as the parochial elementary school, conducted by the Dominican Sisters of the Congregation of the Sacred Heart. Beginning with six classrooms and 25 children, the school grew into all eight grades by 1922 and remained open until 1963. The first Mass was held before construction was complete in a private residence. The first baptism in the parish was that of Joseph I. Macatee; the first funeral was for George Rick; and the first wedding was that of Charles Giraud and Mary Kittrell.