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

May 28 - June 14, 2018
9th Provincial Chapter
Navasota, TX
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June 23, 2018
Solemn Profession of Vows
New Orleans, LA
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July 7, 2018
Priesthood & Diaconate Ordinations
Houston, TX
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News & Articles
2018-2019 Novitiate Class

Congratulations to Andrew Del Valle who was accepted to the 2018-2019 novitiate class! Andrew graduated from Tulane University in 2016 and has been living in San Antonio since. During his time at Tulane, Andrew was involved at the Tulane Catholic … Continue reading

Friars Visit St. Mary’s Dominican High School

Fr. Scott O’Brien, O.P., the former Novice Master and currently the Vicar Provincial of the Dominican Province of St. Martin de Porres, and Bro. Carlos Salas, visited St. Mary’s Dominican High School where they met with President Dr. Cynthia A. … Continue reading

New Catholic Center at Texas Tech

Raider Catholic, the Catholic campus ministry at Texas Tech University, opened their new 18,888 square foot student center this past Sunday! In April 2015, representatives from the Catholic Diocese of Lubbock, Saint Elizabeth University Parish, and Texas Tech University unveiled … Continue reading

Movie Review: I Can Only Imagine

I Can Only Imagine is a faith-based film that has become a surprise hit this spring. It tells the “story behind the story” of the song of the same name which became a popular hit for the Contemporary Christian music … Continue reading

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Meet the Friars

  • Br. Carlos Salas

    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.

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  • Br. Nicholas Reynolds, O.P.

    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.

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  • Holy Rosary Catholic Church

    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.

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