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.
Dominican family gathering at St. Augustine Parish and Catholic Gators student center at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Members of local Dominican laity chapter, Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia (sisters Mara Grace and Rose Miriam) and Fr. Charles Johnson, … Continue reading
Fr. Raymond Chrysostom “Chrys” Finn, O.P., a Dominican friar of the Province of St. Martin de Porres, was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on August 2, 1943. He died peacefully early the morning of January 26, 2016. He is survived by … Continue reading
Nearly 800 years has passed since The Order of Preachers (e.g., Dominican Order) was officially approved by Pope Honorius III. Dominicans today include friars, nuns, sisters, and lay or secular Associates. The particular charisms of this spirituality include charity, combatting … Continue reading
Meet the Friars
Br. Hugo Rojas, O.P.Learn About Our Student Friars
Br. Hugo was born in a small town in the province of Las Tunas, called San Manuel in Cuba. At the age of 14 he moved with his mother to the United States and settled in Miami. While going to school, Br. Hugo, worked for Kohl’s Department Stores in the Miami Area as a supervisor/manager. After being a member of a Dominican parish in Miami for 8 years, he made the decision to join this wonderful group of friars, and so the following year he applied and was accepted to the Province of St. Martin de Porres. Br. Hugo enjoys learning foreign languages, listening to music and exercising regularly.
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.
Holy Ghost Catholic ChurchLearn More
Holy Ghost Catholic Church is a Christian family created to be a sign of Christ’s presence in the Hammond, LA, community. Guided by the Holy Spirit, the parish is committed to use its time, talent, and treasure to: proclaim the word, celebrate faith through meaningful liturgies and sacramental rites, support and strengthen the family, nourish the spiritual formation of its members through educational and social ministries, develop the strengths and talents of its young people through the parish school and comprehensive youth program, and live out the Catholic faith in effective witness and service to people in need. The Dominican friars have served Holy Ghost Catholic Church for over 100 years.