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Gratitude to a pioneer in Catholic higher education and for a long-standing Dominican mission


In his 47 years as president of Xavier University in New Orleans, Dr. Norman Francis, has met saints, a pope, bishops, U.S. presidents and many public figures, but students have always occupied a central place in his life as an outstanding leader of Catholic higher education.  Xavier has the great honor of being the only historically black and Catholic university in our country as well as the only one in the U.S. directly established by a saint, St. Katherine Drexel. In addition, Dominicans have been proud to serve [...]

A Thanksgiving Message from the Provincial


“I give thanks to my God always on your account for the grace of God bestowed on you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Corinthians 1:4) On behalf of all the members of the Southern Dominican Province of St. Martin de Porres, I want to express my thanks to all of our benefactors and friends.  You support us throughout the year with your prayers, generous service and donations.  We are truly grateful, and remember you in our prayers and Masses.  Truly you share in our ministry of Preaching the Gospel [...]

Movie Review: Birdman


Birdman is a wildly inventive film by Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, best know for his 2006 film Babel.  In Birdman, a washed up actor named Riggan Thomas tries for a comeback as the director and star of a Broadway play with the pretentious title What We Talk About When We Talk About Love.  Riggan is best known for playing a superhero named Birdman 25 years ago.  The three Birdman and were huge hits.  Riggan turned down the fourth in the series, and has since fallen off the [...]

Happy Thanksgiving from the Southern Dominican Family.

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fr. Carl Trutter, O.P., fr. Steve smith, O.P., fr. Charles Johnson, O.P.,  fr. Tom Condon, O.P., fr. Michael Burke, O.P., Sandra Sanchez, O.P. fr. Mariano Veliz, O.P., and fr. Jorge Rátiva, O.P. celebrated Thanksgiving at Our Lady of Wisdom. The feast was enjoyed by all! Happy Thanksgiving from the Southern Dominican Family.

2014 New Orleans Gala to be Held November 13

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The Hyatt Regency New Orleans will be the backdrop for the 2014 Southern Dominican Province’s New Orleans Gala. Hosted by the Very Rev. Thomas M. Condon, O.P., Prior Provincial, along with the Gala chairs, committee and New Orleans advisory board, the event will begin at 6:30PM. This year’s event will honor The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, The Military and Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem, and The Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Rhodes and Malta. For more information view [...]