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

Movie Review: Wonder Woman

If you’re like me, Wonder Woman immediately brings to mind the campy 1970s TV show starring Lynda Carter. The movie is very different in tone from the TV show. Surprisingly, much of the movie is an espionage/adventure/romance movie with heroes … Continue reading

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