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.

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August 11, 2018
1st Profession of Vows
Irving, Texas
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October 12-14, 2018
Come & See Weekend
St. Louis, MO
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1216 Annual Fund Campaign
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News & Articles
Movie Review: Won’t You Be My Neighbor

Fred Rogers is one of the most iconic figures in television history. From 1968-2001, he wrote, produced, and starred in the PBS children’s series Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. Even if you never watched an episode, you know his face, his famous … Continue reading

Ordination of Brs. Carl Joseph and Nicholas

On July 7, 2018, Rev. Br. Carl Joseph Paustian, OP, was ordained to the priesthood and Br. Nicholas Reynolds, OP, was ordained to the diaconate at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Houston, Texas. The Most Reverend David Konderla, DD, Bishop of Tulsa, … Continue reading

Movie Review: Incredibles 2

Incredibles 2 is the long-awaited sequel to the much loved 2004 Pixar animated film The Incredibles. The first Incredibles tells the story of superhero family Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible), his wife Helen (Elastigirl), and their children Violet, Dash, and baby … Continue reading

Movie Review: First Reformed

First Reformed is the story of Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) who pastors at a small church in upstate New York. First Reformed Church dates from the time of the Revolutionary War and is about to celebrate its 250th Anniversary. … 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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