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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November 3, 2016
Vespers Prayer Series
Atlanta, GA
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November 29, 2016
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800th Jubilee Year
1216 Annual Fund Campaign
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News & Articles
St. Martin de Porres: A Channel of God’s Love

Martin de Porres, born lowly and scorned, by his persistence brought the power of God to bear in miraculous ways. St. Martin was of a mixed race, noble in his father, lowly in his mother. He was a cultural misfit … Continue reading

St. Martin de Porres: Companion and Intercessor

In preparation to celebrate the feast of St. Martin de Porres, members of the Dominican family will offer some reflections on his life and influence in the lives of others. Martin de Porres was born on December 9, 1579, in … Continue reading

Dominican Family Conference Opening Session Video

LIVING OUR LEGACY A DOMINICAN FAMILY CONFERENCE IN CELEBRATION OF 800 YEARS OF PREACHING Opening Session and Keynote Address: In the Company of the Poor A Conversation with fr. Bruno Cadoré, OP, Master of the Order of Preachers, fr. Gustavo … Continue reading

A Gathering of Preachers

A Gathering of Preachers, Scholars, and Healers: The Dominican Family Conference in celebration of the 800th anniversary of the Order of Preachers held in Dallas, TX on Oct. 21-23, 2016. In the photo below appear panelists, friar Bruno Cadore, OP, … Continue reading

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Meet the Friars

  • Br. Greg Dunn

    Brother Greg is from Fort Worth, Texas, and is one of three children in the Dunn Family. He graduated from Texas A&M University this past spring of 2016 before entering the Novitiate. 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 and can only hope that this is finally the year for them.

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  • Br. Hugo Rojas, O.P.

    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.

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  • St. Elizabeth University Parish

    St. Elizabeth Church, the second Catholic Church in Lubbock, was built in the Spanish Colonial Revival style and completed in 1935. Built within walking distance to Texas Tech University, St. Elizabeth serves as the University Parish, ministering not only to the many permanent parishioner families, but also, to the students of Texas Tech.

    Over the years St. Elizabeth has expanded to accommodate the growing needs of the parish. An expansion of the parish hall in the early 1980’s, a student center in 1983, and a conference center in the 1990s. After planning and contributing to a new church building fund for more than twenty years, a new sanctuary was completed in November of 2002 and dedicated on May 4, 2003. From humble beginnings, to the present, a span of 70 years, St. Elizabeth University Parish has seen tremendous growth and today is a viable parish catering to the spiritual and social needs of a large spectrum of the Catholic population of Lubbock and the South Plains.

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