Congratulations to Fr. Tom Condon, OP

On Saturday, June 2, 2018, the Provincial Chapter capitulars of the Province of St. Martin de Porres reelected the Very Reverend Thomas M. Condon, OP as Prior Provincial of the Province of St. Martin de Porres. Fr. Tom will serve … Continue reading

9th Provincial Chapter

Please pray for the friars at the 9th Provincial Chapter. In 1216, when St. Dominic gathered his band of friars to preach, he decided they would govern themselves through regular meetings, or chapters. In the early years, the Order was small enough … Continue reading

2018-2019 Novitiate Class

Congratulations to Andrew Del Valle who was accepted to the 2018-2019 novitiate class! Andrew graduated from Tulane University in 2016 and has been living in San Antonio since. During his time at Tulane, Andrew was involved at the Tulane Catholic … Continue reading

Friars Visit St. Mary’s Dominican High School

Fr. Scott O’Brien, O.P., the former Novice Master and currently the Vicar Provincial of the Dominican Province of St. Martin de Porres, and Bro. Carlos Salas, visited St. Mary’s Dominican High School where they met with President Dr. Cynthia A. … Continue reading

New Catholic Center at Texas Tech

Raider Catholic, the Catholic campus ministry at Texas Tech University, opened their new 18,888 square foot student center this past Sunday! In April 2015, representatives from the Catholic Diocese of Lubbock, Saint Elizabeth University Parish, and Texas Tech University unveiled … Continue reading

Movie Review: I Can Only Imagine

I Can Only Imagine is a faith-based film that has become a surprise hit this spring. It tells the “story behind the story” of the song of the same name which became a popular hit for the Contemporary Christian music … Continue reading

Religious Brothers Day

May 1st is celebrated worldwide as Religious Brothers Day! We recognize our own Dominican brothers:  Minlib Dallh, Herman Johnson, Angel Mendez, and Roger Shondel. Thank you for your ministry in Universities and High Schools! Br. Herman chairs the International Commission … Continue reading

Fr. Linus Dolan, O.P. (1933-2018)

Fr. James Linus Dolan, O.P., brother of Edward Dolan and cousin of Sr. Mary Jane Holden, was born August 20, 1933 and died in Lima, Peru April 20, 2018.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Kelly Mary Agnes … Continue reading

Movie Review: A Quiet Place

Due to a very busy Lent and Easter season, I’ve missed some movies that have been released in the last month, including some faith-based films I wanted to see. I hope I can catch up with them! Meanwhile, I did … Continue reading

Together We March – MLK50 Photos

On April 4, 2018, the Dominican Friars commemorated the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Below are photos of the event. For more information about the April 4, 2018 events, CLICK HERE. Special thank … Continue reading

Fr. Steve Smith, O.P. (1931-2018)

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our brother, Fr. Steve Smith , O.P. Fr. Steve Kieran Smith, O.P., was born in New York, New York on May 7, 1931 and died peacefully on April 4, … Continue reading

Together We March

On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Most Reverend Martin D. Holley, D.D., Bishop of Memphis in Tennessee, Reverend Dr. Paul D. Watkins, OP, First Rector of the National Shrine of St. Martin … Continue reading

The Saving Death and Resurrection of Christ

“We believe that Jesus died and rose and that in the same way God will bring with Him those [people] who have fallen asleep in Jesus” (1 Th 4:14). They are the “dead in Christ [who] will rise first” (1 … Continue reading

Easter Sunday

The Gospel reading traditionally proclaimed on Easter Sunday is John 20: 1-9.  In and of itself, this is a passage that is exciting and hopeful, yet puzzling and incomplete. Mary Magdalene was startled when she found the stone rolled back … Continue reading