Fr. Isidore Vicente, O.P. (1939-2017)

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our brother, Fr. Isidore Vicente, O.P. Fr. Isidore died May 22, 2017 in Houston, Texas. He entered the Order of Preachers in 1956 and was ordained to the priesthood of Jesus Christ on … Continue reading

Houston Gala Online Auction

The Gala Auction has gone ONLINE….special wines, dinners, tickets, parties and more will be displayed for viewing AND you can start bidding.  Visit our website and see what wonderful things we have. Don’t miss out! Our online auction begins May … Continue reading

Movie Review: The Lost City of Z

The Lost City of Z is the engrossing true story of British adventurer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam) who lived in the early 20th Century. When the film opens, Percy, who has experience with mapmaking, is offered the opportunity to travel … Continue reading

Solemn Profession of Vows of Br. Nicholas Reynolds, OP

The Province of St. Martin de Porres, joyfully announces the Solemn Profession of Brother Nicholas Daniel Reynolds, O.P., received by the Very Reverend Thomas M. Condon, O.P., Prior Provincial. The Mass of Solemn Profession will be on Saturday, May 27, … Continue reading

Easter Sunday

[Acts of the Apostles 10:34, 37-43] “He (Jesus) commissioned us to preach to the people and testify that he is the one appointed by God as judge of the living and the dead.” (v. 42) In this verse and the … Continue reading

Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion

[Is 52:13—53:12 / Ps 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-16, 17, 25 / Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9 / Jn 18:1—19:42] “BEHOLD, BEHOLD, THE WOOD OF THE CROSS” All around the world Christians gather today to enter more deeply into the Good Friday celebration … Continue reading

Holy Thursday

It is simple, so simple that it is easy to miss it: the unbreakable link between the two actions performed by Jesus in today’s Gospel. On the one hand, He instituted the Eucharist and left it as the memorial of … Continue reading

Wednesday of Holy Week

Doubt, despite its negative connotations, can be an overall positive experience. When we have unanswered questions, or are just not experiencing God’s presence in our lives, this can be an opportunity for us to grow in our faith. If we … Continue reading

Tuesday of Holy Week

[Is 49:1-6 / Ps 71:1-6, 15, 17 / John 13:21-33, 36-38] “Master why can I not follow you now?” Peter’s plaint sounds like that of a small child asking his father why he cannot join him in some grownup activity. … Continue reading

Monday of Holy Week

[John 12:1-11] Imagine the absolute wonder of being in a room overflowing with the scent of precious oil while in the presence of our savior Jesus Christ. How beautiful that aroma must have been! She so adores Christ with a … Continue reading

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

[Is 50:4-7 / Ps 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24 / Phil 2:6-11 / Mt 26:14—27:66] We begin Holy Week with Jesus’s entrance to Jerusalem as people praise him. Later in the week, as he leaves Jerusalem on his way to die, … Continue reading

Saturday of the Fifth Week of Lent

[Ez 37:21-28 / Jer 31:10, 11-12abcd, 13 / John 11:45-56] After raising Lazarus from the dead, instead of rejoicing, some leaders of the time were shaken. Jesus had become very popular among the people. The Pharisees and the Scribes that … Continue reading

Friday 5th Week of Lent

[Jer 20:10-13 / Ps 18:2-3a, 3bc-4, 5-6, 7 / John 10:31-42] Why were the religious leaders at the time of Jesus so upset and angry with him that they wanted to kill him? They charged him with blasphemy because he … Continue reading