Brothers

Bro. John Henry Peters, O.P.

Brother John Henry Peters was born in San Diego, California and grew up in Saline, Michigan. He is the fourth of six children. He became interested in the priesthood while an altar server at St. Thomas the Apostle parish in Ann Arbor, Michigan. After being homeschooled, he studied philosophy (B.A.) and theology (M.A., S.T.B.) as Read more…

Bro. Pius Henry, O.P.

Brother Pius Henry was born in Reading, Massachusetts. He attended Reading Memorial High School and had the opportunity to travel to South America three times with his home parish on mission trips where he had the opportunity to work with the poor. After high school he proceeded to The Catholic University of America to study Read more…

Bro. Raphael Arteaga, O.P.

Brother Raphael Arteaga was born in Providence, Rhode Island and raised in the city of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Brother Raphael’s parents, both originally born in Colombia, South America, were committed to providing a Catholic education to him and his sister, which helped to feed the Catholic faith passed on at home. From a young age Read more…

Br. Samuel is from Clarksburg, West Virginia. He studied at Villanova University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. After graduation, he worked as a project engineer at a construction management company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During this time, he encountered the Dominican friars at St. Patrick’s Parish. “I met the friars at a Read more…

Br. Finbar Kantor was raised in Scarsdale, NY as the second of seven children, attending Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music and Economics at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. After graduation, Brother Finbar worked as a defense paralegal in Washington; it was then that he felt Read more…

Br. Thaddeus Pistrang grew up in Cleveland, Tennessee, where he was a parishioner at Saint Thérèse of Lisieux Catholic Church. He studied Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology as well as Classical and Mediterranean Studies at Vanderbilt University. While in Nashville, he met the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia and after meeting the friars, entered the Read more…

Br. Jeremiah Tobin was born and raised in Greenwich, Connecticut. From a loving and faithful family, he attended St. Mary Church in Greenwich and was educated in Catholic schools growing up. After high school, he attended Providence College in Rhode Island, graduating in 2020 with degrees (B.A.) in classics and history. It was while at Read more…

Br. Anselm Kelly was raised in Chesapeake, Virginia where he and his family were parishioners at Prince of Peace and Saint Stephen, Martyr parishes. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history and government at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. Upon graduation, he moved to Richmond, Virginia to begin a career in commercial real estate. He first Read more…

Brother Cassian is from Youngstown, New York. He earned a B.S. in physics and a B.A. in mathematics at the University at Buffalo, before going on to earn an M.S. in physics and a Ph.D. in theoretical and computational astrophysics at Cornell University. He first met the Dominicans in graduate school and became involved in Read more…

Br. Clement Greenspan is from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Baptized in the Presbyterian confession, he was received into the Church on the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas in 2014 in his high school gym. He went on to study marine transportation at Massachusetts Maritime Academy receiving a U.S.C.G. license as a Third Mate upon Vessels of Read more…

Br. Patrick Bubel is the oldest of five children from Hyde Park, New York, where he and his family are long-time parishioners of Regina Coeli Parish. He worked for one year at the Naval Nuclear Laboratory after studying mechanical engineering at SUNY Binghamton. It was during his time in college that he confronted the fact Read more…

Brother Roland grew up in Hanover, Massachusetts in a family of four. After graduating from high school, Brother Roland attended Providence College in Rhode Island where he first met the Dominicans. After graduating from PC in 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in Theology and Spanish, Brother Roland entered the Novitiate. “At Providence, I was so Read more…

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