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Current Contributors

Br. Albert Thomas Dempsey, O.P.Br. Albert Thomas Dempsey, O.P.

Br. Albert Dempsey was born and raised in Rochester, NY. He entered the Order of Preachers after graduating from Williams College in 2013. On DominicanFriars.org

Br. Ambrose Arralde, O.P.Br. Ambrose Arralde, O.P.

Br. Ambrose Arralde entered the Order of Preachers in 2013. He is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, where he studied classics. On DominicanFriars.org

Br. Anthony VanBerkum, O.P.Br. Anthony VanBerkum, O.P.

Br. Anthony VanBerkum entered the Order in 2013. Before entering, he studied Physics at Stanford University. On DominicanFriars.org

Br. Aquinas Beale, O.P.Br. Aquinas Beale, O.P.

Br. Aquinas Beale was born in West Virginia and attended the University of Virginia, where he completed both a Bachelor and Master of Arts in Foreign Affairs in 2010. He entered the Order in 2011. On DominicanFriars.org

Br. Barnabas McHenry, O.P.Br. Barnabas McHenry, O.P.

Br. Barnabas McHenry grew up in Buffalo, NY. He entered the Order in 2014 after graduating from the George Washington University with a B.A. in international affairs, concentrating on development in Latin America. He also studied for a semester at the International Center for Development Studies in San José, Costa Rica. On DominicanFriars.org

Br. Bartholomew Calvano, O.P.Br. Bartholomew Calvano, O.P.

Br. Bartholomew Calvano received a B.A. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry/Mathematics/Computer Science from Rutgers. He worked for two years with The Brotherhood of Hope, helping out with campus ministry at Northeastern University in Boston, before entering the Order of Preachers in 2015. On DominicanFriars.org

Br. Bernard Knapke, O.P.Br. Bernard Knapke, O.P.

Br. Bernard Knapke entered the Order of Preachers in 2016. Before entering, he studied mechanical engineering and business at the University of Cincinnati. After graduating in 2012, he studied philosophy at St. Xavier University in Chicago.

Br. Brendan Baran, O.P.Br. Brendan Baran, O.P.

Br. Brendan Baran entered the Order of Preachers in 2016. He received a bachelors degree from Brown University and a masters degree from Columbia University. Before entering the Order, he devoted more than a decade to teaching history and coaching rowing in secondary schools.

Br. Constantius Sanders, O.P.Br. Constantius Sanders, O.P.

Br. Constantius Sanders is a native of Erie, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Boston College in 2013, studying Math and Philosophy, he entered the Order of Preachers. On DominicanFriars.org

Br. Damian Day, O.P.Br. Damian Day, O.P.

Br. Damian Day entered the Order of Preachers in 2015. He is a graduate of the Providence College, where he studied History. On DominicanFriars.org

Br. Daniel Traceski, O.P.Br. Daniel Traceski, O.P.

Br. Daniel Traceski, O.P. entered the Order of Preachers in 2015. Before joining the Order, he studied Philosophy at Ave Maria University. On DominicanFriars.org

Br. Dominic Koester, O.P.Br. Dominic Koester, O.P.

Br. Dominic Koester entered the Order of Preachers in 2016. After studying as a diocesan seminarian, he spent time working for a landscaping company while seeking to enter religious life. He finished a philosophy degree at the Franciscan University of Steubenville shortly before entering the Dominican novitiate.

Br. Elijah Dubek, O.P.Br. Elijah Dubek, O.P.

Br. Elijah Dubek entered the Order of Preachers in 2016. After graduating with a degree in biochemistry from Kansas State University, he spent two years in diocesan priestly formation. Between seminary and religious formation, he spent a year teaching at a classical academy near his family in Texas.

Br. Ephrem Maria Reese, O.P.Br. Ephrem Maria Reese, O.P.

Br. Ephrem was born in Harrisburg, PA. He received a BA from St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD in 2010, and entered the Order in 2013. On DominicanFriars.org

Br. Frassati Davis, O.P.Br. Frassati Davis, O.P.

Br. Frassati Davis is from Bellevue, Nebraska. Before entering the Order of Preachers in 2015, he studied Philosophy at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, and later worked in the Archdiocese of Omaha as a catechist and youth minister. On DominicanFriars.org

Br. Hyacinth Grubb, O.P.Br. Hyacinth Grubb, O.P.

Br. Hyacinth Grubb entered the Order in 2013. A Colorado native, he graduated from Columbia University where he studied Electrical Engineering. On DominicanFriars.org

Br. Isaiah Beiter, O.P.Br. Isaiah Beiter, O.P.

Br. Isaiah Beiter entered the Order of Preachers in 2015. He grew up in Charlottesville, VA, and studied philosophy at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. On DominicanFriars.org

Br. Isidore Rice, O.P.Br. Isidore Rice, O.P.

Br. Isidore Rice entered the Order of Preachers in 2015. He grew up in Gaithersburg, MD and graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, where he studied Materials Science and Engineering. On DominicanFriars.org

Br. James Wallace O.P.Br. James Wallace O.P.

Brother James Wallace entered the Catholic Church in 2007 and the Order of Preachers in 2014. He graduated from the University of Rochester with a degree in applied mathematics.

Br. John Mark Solitario, O.P.Br. John Mark Solitario, O.P.

Br. John Mark Solitario entered the Order of Preachers in 2013. After majoring in Philosophy at Christendom College, he earned his M. Ed. while teaching as a member of Providence College’s PACT program. On DominicanFriars.org

Br. John Paul Kern, O.P.Br. John Paul Kern, O.P.

Br. John Paul Kern grew up in Annapolis, MD where his father taught at the United States Naval Academy. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering from Penn State University, where he entered the Catholic Church through the campus ministry's RCIA program in 2006. Before entering the Order of Preachers, Br. John Paul worked as a reactor inspector for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission and attended Mother of Divine Providence in King of Prussia, PA. On DominicanFriars.org

Br. Jordan Zajac, O.P.Br. Jordan Zajac, O.P.

Br. Jordan Zajac entered the Order of Preachers in 2013. After growing up in New Bedford, Massachusetts, he attended Providence College, where he majored in English and minored in Political Science. He went on for an M.A. at the University of Virginia and a doctorate at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, both in English Literature. On DominicanFriars.org

Br. Josemaría Guzmán-Domínguez, O.P.Br. Josemaría Guzmán-Domínguez, O.P.

Br. Josemaría Guzmán-Domínguez entered the Order of Preachers in 2014. He is a graduate of Notre Dame University where he studied Italian Language and Literature. On DominicanFriars.org

Br. Joseph Graziano, O.P.Br. Joseph Graziano, O.P.

Br. Joseph Bernard Marie Graziano, the eldest of three children, was born and raised in the state of New Hampshire. He received his BA in philosophy and theology from Providence College in 2014 and joined the Order immediately after graduating. On DominicanFriars.org

Br. Joseph Martin Hagan, O.P.Br. Joseph Martin Hagan, O.P.

Br. Joseph Martin Hagan graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2009. The following year, he spent trekking around Ireland, serving with N.E.T. Ministries. Then, he returned to Notre Dame's Echo program and completed an M.A. in theology, while serving in the Diocese of Wilmington, DE. Br. Joseph entered the Order of Preachers in 2012. On DominicanFriars.org

Br. Juan Macias Marquez, O.P.Br. Juan Macias Marquez, O.P.

Br. Juan Macias Marquez entered the Order of Preachers in 2016. He earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

Br. Justin Mary Bolger, O.P.Br. Justin Mary Bolger, O.P.

Br. Justin Bolger entered the Order of Preachers in 2012 and hails from Frederick, MD. He studied business at the University of Baltimore and earned a masters degree in philosophical studies from Mount Saint Mary's University in Emmitsburg, MD. He also wrote, recorded, and performed as a singer/songwriter. On DominicanFriars.org

Br. Leo Camurati, O.P.Br. Leo Camurati, O.P.

Br. Leo Camurati entered the Order of Preachers in 2011. He is a graduate of Cooper Union in New York, where he studied Mechanical Engineering. Prior to entering the Order, he worked to administer an Engineering Standards Committee. On DominicanFriars.org

Br. Luke VanBerkum, O.P.Br. Luke VanBerkum, O.P.

Br. Luke VanBerkum entered the Order of Preachers in 2016. Before entering, he studied philosophy and theology at the University of Notre Dame.

Br. Martin Davis, O.P.Br. Martin Davis, O.P.

Br. Martin Davis, OP, was born in Austell, Georgia but spent most of his time growing up in Monroe, Michigan. He received a B.S. in Financial Management from Hillsdale College where he also converted to the Catholic Faith. He entered the Order in 2014.

Br. Maximilian Maria Jaskowak, O.P.Br. Maximilian Maria Jaskowak, O.P.

Br. Maximilian Maria Jaskowak entered the Order of Preachers in 2016. He received an M.A. in Theology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, while working as a teacher and youth minister in the Diocese of Erie, Pennsylvania.

Br. Michael Solomon, O.P.Br. Michael Solomon, O.P.

Br. Michael Solomon received a bachelor’s degree in Catechetics and Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2008. After graduation he was a FOCUS missionary, youth minister, and barista. Then was a seminarian for Boston for 5 years before entering the Order of Preachers in 2016. On DominicanFriars.org

Br. Nicholas Hartman, O.P.Br. Nicholas Hartman, O.P.

Br. Nicholas Hartman entered the Order of Preachers in 2016. He graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington in 2015 receiving a B.A. in philosophy.

Br. Nicholas Schneider, O.P.Br. Nicholas Schneider, O.P.

Br. Nicholas Schneider, O.P. was born and raised in Vermont. He spent his final semester of high school studying in Russia, and went on to earn a BA in History and Russian at Youngstown State University (OH) and an MA in Russian History at Georgetown University. He served as Director/Assistant Dean for Admissions at Georgetown University School of Medicine for five years prior to entering the Dominicans. On DominicanFriars.org

Br. Norbert Keliher, O.P.Br. Norbert Keliher, O.P.

Br. Norbert Keliher entered the Order of Preachers in 2012. He is a graduate of Harvard University, where he studied Latin and Greek. Before entering the order, he spent a year teaching in New York City and a year studying theology at Notre Dame.On DominicanFriars.org

Br. Paul Clarke, O.P.Br. Paul Clarke, O.P.

Br. Paul Clarke entered the Order of Preachers in 2013. He is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, where he studied philosophy. On DominicanFriars.org

Br. Philip Nolan, O.P.Br. Philip Nolan, O.P.

Br. Philip Nolan entered the Order of Preachers in 2015. He is a graduate of Williams College and spent two years living in New York working for First Things. On DominicanFriars.org

Br. Raymond La Grange, O.P.Br. Raymond La Grange, O.P.

Br. Raymond La Grange entered the order of preachers in 2016. He is a graduate of the University of Alberta, where he studied chemistry and physics.

Br. Reginald Hoefer, O.P.Br. Reginald Hoefer, O.P.

Br. Reginald Hoefer was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he attended Jesuit High School. He entered the Order in 2014 after receiving a B.A. in Classics from The Catholic University of America and working as a Credit Analyst at Iberia Bank in New Orleans. On DominicanFriars.org

Br. Simon Teller, O.P.Br. Simon Teller, O.P.

Br. Simon Teller entered the Order of Preachers in 2014. He is a graduate of the University of Dallas, where he studied English literature. Before entering the order, he spent some time as a busker playing folk music in Asheville, NC, and worked in the oil fields in North Dakota. On DominicanFriars.org

Br. Stephen Ruhl, O.P.Br. Stephen Ruhl, O.P.

Br. Stephen Ruhl was born and raised on Long Island. He attended Providence College, graduating in 2015 with a degree in French. He entered the Order of Preachers shortly after graduation. On DominicanFriars.org

Br. Timothy Danaher, O.P.Br. Timothy Danaher, O.P.

Br. Timothy Danaher entered the Order of Preachers in 2011. He is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he studied Theology and American Literature. Before Dominican life he worked as a life guard in San Diego, CA, and as a youth minister in Denver, CO. On DominicanFriars.org


Former Contributors

Br. Vincent Ferrer Bagan, O.P.
Br. Dominic Bouck, O.P.
Br. Patrick Mary Briscoe, O.P.
Br. Bonaventure Chapman, O.P.
Br. Thomas Davenport, O.P.
Br. Henry Stephan, O.P.
Br. Pier Giorgio Dengler, O.P.
Br. Cassian Derbes, O.P.
Br. John Maria Devaney, O.P.
Br. Clement Dickie, O.P.
Br. Irenaeus Dunlevy, O.P.
Br. Boniface Endorf, O.P.
Br. Raphael Forbing, O.P.
Br. Thomas More Garrett, O.P.
Br. Peter Joseph Gautsch, O.P.
Br. John Baptist Hoang, O.P.
Br. Luke Hoyt, O.P.
Br. Jacob Bertrand Janczyk, O.P.
Br. Joachim Kenney, O.P.
Br. Humbert Kilanowski, O.P.
Br. Joseph-Anthony Kress, O.P.
Br. Reginald M. Lynch, O.P.
Br. Augustine Marogi, O.P.
Br. Mannes Matous, O.P.
Br. Edmund McCullough, O.P.
Br. Isaac Augustine Morales, O.P.
Br. Athanasius Murphy, O.P.
Br. Gregory Maria Pine, O.P.
Br. Alan Piper, O.P.
Br. Philip Neri Reese, O.P.
Br. Tomás Martín Rosado, O.P.
Br. Jordan Schmidt, O.P.
Br. Charles Shonk, O.P.
Br. John Sica, O.P.
Br. Innocent Smith, O.P.
Br. Raymund Snyder, O.P.
Br. Henry Stephan, O.P.
Br. Jonah Teller, O.P.
Br. Gabriel Torretta, O.P.
Br. Dominic Mary Verner, O.P.
Br. Michael Mary Weibley, O.P.
Br. Ignatius Weiss, O.P.
Br. Peter Martyr Yungwirth, O.P.