Class of 2020

Br Justin Bolger

Fr. Justin Bolger hails from a family of seven and grew up in Maryland. He studied business at the University of Baltimore and earned a Masters in Philosophical Studies from Mt. St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, MD. His home parish is St. Peter’s in Libertytown, MD. He was also a singer/songwriter and recording artist with Read more…

Br Jordan Zajac

Fr. Jordan Zajac was born and raised in the seaside city of New Bedford, Massachusetts, where he, his parents, and younger sister Christina were active parishioners at St. James Church. He graduated summa cum laude from Providence College, where he majored in English and minored in Political Science. Having fallen in love with the intellectual Read more…

BrJonahTeller

Fr. Jonah Teller was born in Cincinnati, OH, and grew up attending St. Gertrude Parish. He graduated from the University of Dallas with a Bachelor’s degree in English. Fr. Jonah is the second of seven children. “While visiting the House of Studies on a ‘Come and See’ weekend, I was really affected by the vitality Read more…

Fr. Irenaeus Dunlevy, O.P.

Fr. Irenaeus Dunlevy was born in Columbus, Ohio and grew up in the southeast suburb of Canal Winchester. The youngest of four children, his parents would drive everyone on Sunday to Mass at St. Mary’s Church. However, after leaving the area for college, his family joined the parish of St. Patrick’s in Columbus. While home on Christmas and summer Read more…

Fr. Hyacinth Grubb, O.P.

Fr. Hyacinth Grubb was born in Colorado, in the small mountain town of Conifer. He grew up in Our Lady of the Pines parish, the oldest of 4 children in a Catholic family. Always technologically minded, he attended Columbia University studying Electrical Engineering, but changed his course after graduating to enter the Order of Preachers. Read more…

Fr. Ephrem Reese, O.P.

Fr. Ephrem Reese was born in Harrisburg, PA, and has family in Philadelphia, New Jersey and California. He received a BA from St John’s College in Annapolis, MD in 2010, and was confirmed in the Catholic Church at that year’s Easter Vigil. He lived for a year in DC, a few blocks from the Dominican Read more…

Fr. Anthony VanBerkum, O.P.

Fr. Anthony VanBerkum grew up near Detroit, Michigan as the oldest of his parents’ seven children. He was blessed to have gone to his parish school, St. Paul on the Lake, and to a Christian Brothers high school, De La Salle Collegiate. He then completed a Bachelor’s degree in Physics at Stanford University, which was Read more…

Fr. Ambrose Arralde, O.P.

Fr. Ambrose Arralde was born and raised on Long Island, the son of Joseph and Noreen. He was brought up in the Catholic faith by his parents, attending the Parish of St. Aidan in Williston Park. Fr. Ambrose attended the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, and received his Bachelor’s in Classics. He Read more…

Bro. Martin Davis, O.P.

Brother Martin Davis was born in Georgia, but spent most of his time growing up near Monroe, Michigan. He attended Hillsdale College where he received a Bachelor of Science in Financial Management. He converted to the Catholic faith while attending Hillsdale College. After a couple of years working in finance, he entered the novitiate. "I Read more...

Bro. James Wallace O.P.

Brother James Wallace was born and raised in Rochester, NY, the oldest of four children. He graduated from the University of Rochester with a degree in applied mathematics, taught math at his old high school for a few years, but then moved to the Albany area to join a friend on a religious quest. This Read more…

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