Class of 2019

BrPaulClarke

Fr. Paul Clarke is from Seattle, Washington, the eldest son in a large Irish-Catholic family. He is a graduate of the University of Saint Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he studied philosophy and Catholic Studies. “In a world starving for the Truth, it is a tremendous grace to follow Dominic, with whom, Dante says, Read more…

Fr. Norbert Keliher is from the Seattle area, and grew up in St. Olaf Parish in Poulsbo, WA. His family lives in Indianola, a small town across the water from Seattle. He went to Harvard University for his Bachelor’s degree in the Classics, focusing on Latin and Greek composition. About his vocation he says: “I was Read more…

Br Joseph Martin Hagan

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Fr. Joseph Martin Hagan is the youngest of five children.  With his family, he attended St. Bernard’s Parish.  Additionally, his family provided foster care for newborn infants.  As an undergrad, he studied at the University of Notre Dame and then returned for an M.A. in Theology through their Echo Read more…

Fr. John Paul Kern, O.P.

 Fr. John Paul Kern, O.P., was ordained to the priesthood in 2019 and served as Catholic chaplain at the University of Louisville before being appointed Executive Director of the Dominican Friars Foundation. He grew up in Annapolis, Maryland, where his father taught at the United States Naval Academy. Before entering the Order of Preachers, Read more...

Fr. John Mark Solitario, O.P.

Fr. John Mark Solitario is from St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in West Springfield, MA and the eldest of four children.  After attending Catholic schools through high school, he earned his bachelor of arts from Christendom College in Front Royal, Virginia.  Desiring to contribute to Catholic education, he was admitted to the PACT (Providence Alliance Read more…

Fr. Antoninus Samy, O.P.

Fr. Antoninus Samy was born in Melbourne, Australia, the only child of Catholic parents who emigrated to Australia from the island of Mauritius in the late 1960s. He was raised by his parents in the Catholic faith and was educated at the University of Melbourne where he received the degrees of Bachelor of Commerce and Read more…

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