Movie Review: Eighth Grade

Eighth Grade is an independent movie that’s getting a lot of buzz this summer. It tells the story of Kayla Day (Elsie Fisher), a shy girl, awkwardly trying to make it through eighth grade and on to high school. Kayla … Continue reading

Conference on Catholic Preaching

Fr. Jude Siciliano, OP was a recent speaker at the Conference on Catholic Preaching at St. Augustine’s Seminary in Toronto, Canada. The two-day conference had over 100 priests and deacons attending, including Thomas Cardinal Collins and four bishops of the archdiocese. … Continue reading

Vestition of Four Novices

On Sunday, August 12, 2018, we welcomed four novices to the Order of Preachers. Br. Andrew Martin and Br. Justin for the Province of St. Martin de Porres, and Br. Jordan Albert and Br. Dominick for the Province of St. … Continue reading

Movie Review: Mission: Impossible – Fallout

I remember as a kid watching the classic Mission: Impossible 1960s TV series. Each episode put agent Jim Phelps and his team in perilous situations in unnamed Eastern European or South American countries. They always made it back home safely … Continue reading

Movie Review: Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace is an excellent movie directed and written (with Anne Rosellini) by Debra Granik. Granik’s last film was the equally impressive Winter’s Bone from 2010. Even though Leave No Trace takes place in Oregon and Washington and Winter’s … Continue reading

Announcing the New Director of Vocations

The Dominican Province of St. Martin de Porres has appointed a new vocation director (effective July 2018): Fr. Francis Jose Orozco, O.P. A native of Oklahoma, Fr. Francis entered the novitiate of the Dominican Province of St. Martin de Porres in … Continue reading

Discernment Retreat in Houston

The Vengan y Vean vocation discernment retreat held in Houston on July 6-8, 2018 was a great success! Once again, it is an honor for Dominican friars to participate in this annual retreat. Special thanks to Cardinal DiNardo, the Archdiocese … Continue reading

Movie Review: Won’t You Be My Neighbor

Fred Rogers is one of the most iconic figures in television history. From 1968-2001, he wrote, produced, and starred in the PBS children’s series Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. Even if you never watched an episode, you know his face, his famous … Continue reading

Ordination of Brs. Carl Joseph and Nicholas

On July 7, 2018, Rev. Br. Carl Joseph Paustian, OP, was ordained to the priesthood and Br. Nicholas Reynolds, OP, was ordained to the diaconate at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Houston, Texas. The Most Reverend David Konderla, DD, Bishop of Tulsa, … Continue reading

Movie Review: Incredibles 2

Incredibles 2 is the long-awaited sequel to the much loved 2004 Pixar animated film The Incredibles. The first Incredibles tells the story of superhero family Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible), his wife Helen (Elastigirl), and their children Violet, Dash, and baby … Continue reading

Movie Review: First Reformed

First Reformed is the story of Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) who pastors at a small church in upstate New York. First Reformed Church dates from the time of the Revolutionary War and is about to celebrate its 250th Anniversary. … Continue reading

FOCUS at Dominican Campus Ministries

  FOCUS (The Fellowship of Catholic University Students) is a campus outreach that pursues college students with intentionality and love. FOCUS missionaries invite college students into a growing relationship with Jesus and the Catholic faith, inspiring and equipping them for a … Continue reading

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