Dominican Brothers and Sisters in Florida

Dear Friends, We have heard from our Dominican Brothers and Sisters in Florida and they are all safe. Our friars at St. Dominic Priory in Miami were without power for four days, so that was rough for them. It came … Continue reading

Dominican Friars in Miami

The Dominican friars at St. Dominic Priory in Miami eat dinner by candlelight this evening. They are all alright but have experienced a lot of rain and wind. They have no power. It may be weeks before they get power … Continue reading

Prayers for our Houston Benefactors and Friends

Dear Friends of the Dominicans, St. Dominic, St. Catherine, St. Martin de Porres, along with all our great Dominican saints, were well known for their great compassion. They were all very close to the suffering and the sorrowful. I want you … Continue reading

Pray for those Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Dear Friends of the Southern Dominican Province, Thank you for your inquiries, prayers, and thoughts for the Dominicans in Houston and throughout South Texas that have been affected by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. All of the Dominican friars, sisters, … Continue reading

Vestition of Novices

On Sunday, August 13, 2017, Br. Carlos Salas, along with his classmates from the Province of St. Albert the Great and the Province of Canada, received the habit of St. Dominic marking the beginning of the novitiate year. The novitiate … Continue reading

Movie Review: Dunkirk

Dunkirk is the acclaimed new film from writer/director Christopher Nolan (The Dark Night, Inception) detailing one of the key moments of World War II. In May, 1940, after the surrender of France, British and French troops were trapped on the … Continue reading

Movie Review: War for the Planet of the Apes

War for the Planet of the Apes is the final installment of the excellent trilogy which includes Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2011) and Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2014). The final segment takes off from … Continue reading

Movie Review: The Big Sick

The Big Sick is an unlikely title for a romantic comedy. But don’t let the title throw you. This is a great movie! It is a comedy about the relationship between a Pakistani-American man and an Anglo American woman in … Continue reading

Movie Review: The Beguiled

The Beguiled, a new film directed by Sofia Coppola, is set in 1864 Virginia. While the Civil War rages on, with cannons booming in the distance, an oddly protected life goes on behind the gates of Miss Farnsworth’s Seminary for … Continue reading

Ordinations to the Priesthood and Diaconate.

On June 17, 2017, Rev. Br. Thomas More Barba, OP, was ordained to the priesthood and Br. Carl Joseph Paustian, OP, was ordained to the diaconate at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Houston, Texas.  

Br. Nicholas Reynolds, OP, Professes Solemn Vows

On May 27, 2017, Br. Nicholas Reynolds, OP, professed solemn vows in St. Dominic Catholic Church in New Orleans, LA. Throughout the history of the Catholic Church men and women have consecrated themselves to Jesus Christ. Dominican friars publicly take … Continue reading