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

February 16-18, 2018
Come & See Weekend
St. Louis, MO
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April 22, 2018
Houston Gala
Houston, Texas
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June 23, 2018
Solemn Profession of Vows
New Orleans, LA
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News & Articles
Movie Review: The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water is the latest film from director Guillermo del Toro. It has been described in many ways, perhaps best as an “adult fairy tale.” It’s a beautiful, imaginative film in so many ways, and is already receiving … Continue reading

2018 Provincial Assembly

From January 2-5, 2018 the Dominican Friars of the Province of the St. Martin de Porres gathered at Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center in Houston, Texas, for their Provincial Assembly. This gathering of all the friars of the Province provided … Continue reading

Movie Review: Darkest Hour

Last summer the critically acclaimed movie Dunkirk was released, telling the story of the evacuation of the British troops from Dunkirk to England in 1940. Now we see the story leading up to Dunkirk, from the point of view of … Continue reading

The Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God

My daughter, Mary has been with child throughout this Advent season and her pregnancy has added special meaning to this time of waiting as the Church prepares to celebrate the mystery of God entering human history.  This season of anticipation … Continue reading

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Meet the Friars

  • Br. Greg Dunn, O.P.

    Brother Greg is from Fort Worth, Texas, and is one of three children in the Dunn Family. He graduated from Texas A&M University in the spring of 2016 before entering the Dominicans. In college, he found great encouragement in the witness of many fellow students and priests at St. Mary’s Catholic Center who followed Christ with their whole hearts. He was drawn to the Order of Preachers because of the Dominicans he met along the way pray with faith, live in community, study God’s Word, and preach authentically.

    He enjoys hiking, baseball, and playing other pick-up sports. If you would like to learn some Fightin’ Texas Aggie Yells, feel free to ask him. Also, with a great bit of perseverance, he is a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan.

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  • 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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  • 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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