Fr. Gilbert V. Hartke, O.P.



A brief excerpt from an interview with Fr. Gilbert Hartke, O.P. (1907-1986) filmed in 1982 at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. by Dr. Gavin Colvert, nephew of the interviewer, Fr. Antoninus Wall, O.P., a friar of the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus, the Western Dominican Province. Father Hartke, a Dominican priest of the Province of Saint Joseph, founded The Catholic University of America Speech and Drama Department, one of the first university drama programs in the United States. In this excerpt he speaks about his Dominican vocation and his love of the priesthood.

The Reverend Gilbert V. Hartke, O.P. chair at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception

An Endowed Chair at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception will honor Reverend Gilbert V. Hartke, O.P., a skilled communicator and preacher, whose influence still reverberates in American film and theater, nearly 20 years after his death. Gifts in support of the Reverend Gilbert V. Hartke, O.P., Endowed Chair for the Word of God will support scripture faculty, and aid in sponsoring symposia and publications having to do with the understanding of our faith, which is based on the Word of God, the “soul of theology”. Make a donation today or request more information from the Dominican Foundation.