The Come and See Dominican Discernment Weekend was held February 16 – 18 at St. Dominic Priory and Studium in St. Louis. It was a great experience which attracted 13 young men from the territory of the Province of St. Martin de Porres and another 13 from the St. Albert the Great Province. In the photo, you will see the participants and several Dominican friars from the St. Martin de Porres Province: (L-R) back row: Victor Laroche, O.P. (Subprior, St. Dominic Priory), Joseph Paul Albin, O.P., Nicholas Reynolds, O.P., and Charles Johnson, O.P. (Director of Vocations) / middle row: Greg Dunn, O.P. and Francis Orozco, O.P. (Chaplain & Director of Raider Catholic at Texas Tech University) / front row: Michael Mary Hill, O.P. and Carl Joseph Paustian, O.P.
Participants came from many places and campuses including the University of Arkansas, Barry University, Baylor University, FOCUS – Benedictine College, Louisiana Tech, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Tulane as well as from the Houston, Waco and Wichita Falls, TX areas.
Special thanks go to friars Joseph Paul Albin, OP and Christopher Johnson, OP (Central Province), weekend coordinators, Brent Bowen, OP and all the student friars, Simon-Felix Michalski, OP (Prior, St. Dominic Priory), Victor Laroche, OP (Subprior) and Don Goergen, OP (Student Master) for their hard work and wonderful hospitality.
The next Come and See weekend is scheduled for October 12 – 14, 2018. Mark your calendars! As the photo makes clear, Christ continues to call young men to follow him as Dominican friar preachers. How about you? When it comes to your vocation, the time to act is always today. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org