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Bro. Basil Burroughs, O.P.

  • Alma Mater
    Queen’s University
  • Location
    Kingston, Ontario

Brother Basil Burroughs was born in Singapore as the younger of two sons in a Canadian diplomatic family. After growing up in several countries in Asia, he moved to Kingston, Ontario, where he studied Economics at Queen’s University and served for a short time in the Canadian Army Reserve. While attending university, Br. Basil converted to Catholicism and received his first sacraments at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Kingston. Before entering the Order, he worked as assistant to Catholic university chaplain and columnist Fr. Raymond de Souza. “For most my life I have desired to serve the common good. I have found in Jesus Christ the fulfillment of that desire, and in the Dominican Order the invitation to abide with Him in prayer, study, and the common life, and to preach Him as the true light of the world.”

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