Student Brothers

Brother Louis Bethea grew up in Springfield, VA and is the older of two children. His family members are long-time parishioners of St. Michael Church in Annandale, VA. He earned a bachelor of science in chemical engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University in 2008 and a master of science in polymer engineering from the University of Akron Read more...

Brother Gregory Santy grew up the older of two children in Syracuse, New York and attended St. Daniel Parish with his family.  As a junior in college, he entered formation with the Diocese of Syracuse and was sent to study as a Basselin Scholar at The Catholic University of America where he graduated with a Read more…

Brother Bertrand is from Louisiana and was raised in the small town of Crowley, just west of Lafayette. Along with his mother and three older sisters, he attended St. Michael the Archangel Church while he was growing up. He earned both a bachelor’s and Licentiate in Philosophy from The Catholic University of America in Washington, Read more…

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. While attending university, Br. Basil converted to Catholicism and received his first sacraments at St. Mary’s Cathedral Read more…

Bro. Titus Sanchez, O.P.

Brother Titus Sanchez was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas where he attended St. Andrew’s Catholic Church with his family. He studied at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, receiving degrees in Marketing and History. He first met the Dominicans through a mission trip to Alaska with the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS). Read more…

Bro. Nicodemus Thomas, O.P.

Brother Nicodemus Thomas is from Waltham, Massachusetts where he was raised in a family of four and attended St. Mary’s Church. He is a graduate of Providence College, where he studied Philosophy. It was as a student at Providence College that Brother Nicodemus first encountered the Dominicans. “The beautiful liturgy, eloquent preaching, and authentic charity of the Read more…

Bro. Linus Martz, O.P.

Brother Linus Martz grew up in Hanover, Pennsylvania, where he and his family attended St. Joseph Parish. While studying philosophy at Christendom College in Front Royal, Virginia, he became familiar with the Dominicans first through their history and then through meeting the friars in Washington, DC and in Rome. “As I came to know the Read more...

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…

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