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Br. Alan Piper, O.P.Br. Alan Piper, O.P.

Br. Alan Piper, OP, was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and is the oldest of four children. He earned a BA in philosophy and theology from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas, and a PhL from the School of Philosophy at the Catholic University of America. Before entering the order in 2011, he taught at Holy Family Academy in Manchester, New Hampshire. On DominicanFriars.org

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. Augustine Marogi, O.P.Br. Augustine Marogi, O.P.

Br. Augustine Marogi entered the Order of Preachers in 2013. He earned his degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Windsor. He also completed his Bachelor of Education and taught for two years before entering the Order of Preachers. 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. Bonaventure Chapman, O.P.Br. Bonaventure Chapman, O.P.

Br. Bonaventure Chapman, OP, hails from Buffalo, New York, where he was born and raised. He studied at Grove City College, Pennsylvania, where he completed a B.S. in Applied Physics and a B.A. in Christian Thought. At Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University, he trained for the Episcopal priesthood, completing the M.Th in Applied Theology there. In his third year at Oxford he converted to Roman Catholicism. Before joining the Dominicans, Br. Bonaventure taught math and science in Catholic schools in the DC area. On DominicanFriars.org

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. 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. Ignatius Weiss, O.P.Br. Ignatius Weiss, O.P.

Br. Ignatius Weiss grew up on Long Island, where he attended Chaminade High School. He entered the Order in 2014 after graduating from Franciscan University with a B.A. in philosophy with minors in theology and Latin. While studying there, he did mission work in Ireland and at the Lourdes Grotto in France. 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. John Sica, O.P.Br. John Sica, O.P.

Fr. John Sica was ordained to the priesthood in May 2016. He was born and raised on Long Island, NY. He attended Providence College, where he met the Dominican friars. After graduating in 2010 with a Bachelor's in philosophy, he joined the Dominican Order. He made solemn vows in August 2014. On DominicanFriars.org

Br. John Thomas Fisher, O.P.Br. John Thomas Fisher, O.P.

Br. John Thomas Fisher grew up in Easley, SC. After becoming a Catholic ​in high school, he studied philosophy and French at the University of South Carolina. Upon graduating, he worked at a bookstore and church doing maintenance for a year before entering the Order in 2013. Brother John Thomas first became acquainted with the Dominicans during a trip in college to Rome. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 as an oil-field hand 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. Thomas Davenport, O.P.Br. Thomas Davenport, O.P.

Br. Thomas Davenport was born in Mt. Clemens, MI, the son of an Army officer, and moved a number of times with his parents and older brother while growing up. Eventually he graduated from high school in northern Virginia, where his parents still live and attend Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. He studied physics at the California Institute of Technology and went on to earn a PhD in physics from Stanford University. 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. Leo Checkai, 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. 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. Philip Neri Reese, O.P.
Br. Tomás Martín Rosado, O.P.
Br. Jordan Schmidt, O.P.
Br. Charles Shonk, 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. Peter Martyr Yungwirth, O.P.