To learn more about featured Friar, Br. Joseph Trout, O.P., visit his on-line profile. http://opcentral.org/blog/fr-joe-trout-op/
To learn more about St. Paul’s Catholic Center vicar and featured Friar, Fr. Raymond Bryce, O.P., visit his on-line profile. http://opcentral.org/blog/br-raymond-bryce-o-p/
Phone: (765) 743-1909
Date/Place of Birth: March 18, 1952 in Chicago Heights, IL
Universities attended (date, degree): Bradley University
First vows: 8/1/2002
Ordination: Lafayette, IN – 2008
Ministries served: Saint Thomas Aquinas – The Catholic Center at Purdue (Pastor and Director of Campus Ministry)
Why did you choose to join the Dominicans?
God called me to the order.
Name: Fr. Vincent Blake
Phone: (312) 226-0074 x403
Date/Place of Birth: May 7, 1925
Universities attended (date, degree): Loras College
First vows: June 25, 1945
Ordination: June 1, 1951
Ministries served: Bolivia; novice master
Why did you choose to join the Dominicans? Divine guidance
Name: Robert Barry
Phone: (414) 384-2000 x42159
Date/Place of Birth: July 9, 1947 in Saint Paul, MN
Universities attended (date, degree): University of Wisconsin-Madison; Harvard University; Catholic University of America
First vows: August 16, 1968
Ordination: April 7, 1973
Ministries served: Campus ministry and teaching at Tulane, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, San Jose State University, Saint Xavier University, University of Missouri; served as associate pastor, associate professor, and campus minister
Why did you choose to join the Dominicans? Community life and prayer, college and university teaching, and campus ministry
Books Authored/Edited: Breaking the Thread of Life, (Rutgers/Transaction, 1994); Set No Limits, (Illinois, 1991); Fundamentals of Ethics for Scientists and Engineers, (Oxford, 2000); The Sanctity of Human Life and Its Protection (University Press, 2002)
Date/Place of Birth: December 5, 1951 in Superior, WI
Universities Attended (date, degree): St. John’s University (1974, B.A.); Aquinas Institute of Theology (1980, M.Div.); Catholic University of America (1987, S.T.D.)
First Vows: 1975 in Dubuque, IA
Ordination: 1979 in Dubuque, IA
Ministries Served: Dominican University; Aquinas Institute of Theology (faculty and president); Ascension Health (VP for Theological Education); Prior Provincial (2011-2015); Catholic Health Association (Senior Director, Theology & Ethics)
Why did you choose to join the Dominicans? Because I was interested in teaching and writing and wanted to do that in [a] community.
Expertise: Preaching, Priesthood/Religious Life, Theological Education/Seminaries, Theology, Catholic Health Care, Health Care Ethics, Morality/Ethics
Phone: (314) 678-9458
Date/Place of Birth: June 2, 1988 – Lewiston, Maine
Universities attended (date, degree): Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Daytona Beach, FL)Bachelor of Science in Air Traffic Management, 2010; Master of Business Administration, 2011
First vows: Denver, 2013
Ministries served: Since entering the studium: A nursing home, L’Arche (an intentional Christian community for adults with Disabilities)
Why did you choose to join the Dominicans? I knew that I wanted to give my entire life to God as a priest. The Dominicans offered me the opportunity to live in a joy-filled community where I would be compelled to be a good preacher.
Books Authored/Edited: N/A
Phone: (314) 678-9474
Date/Place of Birth: Sacramento, CA in 1977
Universities attended (date, degree): University of Washington, BS in Mathematics, 1999; Aquinas Institute of Theology, MA in Theology and M.Divinity, May 2015 (I hope!)
First vows: St. Dominic’s Church, Denver, CO, Aug 2009
Ordination: St. Pius V Church, St. Louis, MO, May 16, 2015
Ministries served: St. Paul Catholic Center, Bloomington, Indiana; Holy Rosary Parish, Minneapolis, MN; St. Margaret of Scotland parish, St. Louis, MO; St. Louis VA Hospital (In none of these ministries did I serve as a priest)
Why did you choose to join the Dominicans?
The joy I saw in the brothers, the semi-monastic life, devotion to study and the choral office.
Have the Courage to Say Yes (DomCentralQuarterly Magazine, Summer 2015) http://opcentral.org/blog/have-the-courage-to-say-yes/
Name: Fr. Harry M. Byrne
Phone: (314) 361-4445
Date/Place of Birth: November 19, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois
Universities attended (date, degree): Northern Illinois University, DeKalb IL; Loras College, Dubuque IA; University of South Florida, Tampa FL – 1972 – MA in Education; Dominican House of Studies, River Forest IL – BA; Aquinas Institute of Theology, Dubuque IA –1978 – M.Div., MA; Eden Theological Seminary, St. Louis MO – 1986 – DMin.
First vows: December 22, 1974 – St. Rose Priory, Dubuque IA
Ordination: April 8, 1978 – St. Rose Priory, Dubuque IA
1984-present Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology, Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis, Missouri; 1979-1980 Instructor in Theology, Aquinas Institute of Theology, Dubuque, Iowa; 1978-1979 Instructor Fenwick High School, Oak Park, IL; 1976-1977 Instructor Clarke College, Dubuque, IA; 1975-1976 Instructor Aquinas Institute of Theology, Dubuque, IA
2011-present Superior, St. Louis Bertrand House, St. Louis, MO.; 2002-2011 Prior, St. Louis Bertrand Priory, St. Louis, MO.; 1989-92 Formation Director, Province of St. Albert the Great, St. Louis, MO.; 1984-89 Prior, St. Dominic Priory, St. Louis, MO.; 1980-83 Promoter of Vocations, Province of St. Albert the Great, Chicago, IL.; 1979-1980 Administrative Assistant. Aquinas Institute of Theology, Dubuque, IA.; 1978-1979 Assistant Chaplain Fenwick High School, Oak Park, IL.; 1978 Spiritual Director, Retreat Director, Presenter on Spiritual Topics; 1975 Youth Minister, Blessed Sacrament Parish, Madison, WI.
Why did you choose to join the Dominicans? Because I wanted to preach and teach as a priest.
Books Authored/Edited: “Preaching and Pastoral Care,” Chapter 11 in, In the Company of Preachers. The Aquinas Institute of Theology Faculty. Collegeville MN: The Liturgical Press, 1993.; “Pastoral Spiritual Guidance: A Dominican Perspective on Spiritual Direction,” Chapter 1 in In Medio Ecclesiae: Essay in Honor of Benedict M. Ashley, O.P. (On the Occasion of his 90th Birthday). Members of the Faculty of Aquinas Institute of Theology, Richard A. Peddicord, O.P., Editor. Bloomington IN: Author House, 2007
Phone: (765) 474-0506
Date/Place of Birth: November 17, 1937
Universities attended (date, degree): Aquinas Institute (Ph.B./B.A. in Philosophy); University of Santa Clara (M.A. in Counseling Psychology); University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) (Doctorate in Canon Law)
First vows: August 31, 1958
Ordination: April 18, 1964
Ministries served: Parish Ministry as a pastor and associate pastor; Campus Ministry as an associate pastor; Tribunal Ministry every possible position; High School Ministry as a student counselor; Prior; Religious Superior (present role); Syndic
Why did you choose to join the Dominicans? I knew I wanted community life and not diocesan life. So, I wrote to a guy who was a year ahead of me in high school who had gone to the Dominicans. He sent me information, I liked what I read, and joined the Order. I knew very little about the Dominicans when I entered, but I think it’s a good fit for me.
Books Authored/Edited: Doctoral dissertation: “The influence of Ecumenism on the premarital promises required in a mixed marriage.”