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Donor Profile: James Donovan

“I like the fact the fact the Dominicans are on the front line when it comes to the youth. God knows we need preachers!” — Mr. James Donovan

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The Holy Countrymen of St. John Paul the Great

To the right of Our Lady of Fatima at the shrine of the Saint John Paul II Society here in New York, an icon with Saint Hyacinth and Blessed Ceslaus adorns the wall. Who are these men, and how do they relate to St. John Paul II?

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Alma Redemptoris Mater

“O loving Mother of our Redeemer, gate of heaven, star of the sea, Hasten to aid thy fallen people who strive to rise once more. Thou who brought forth thy holy Creator, all creation wond’ring, Yet remainest ever Virgin, taking from Gabriel’s lips that joyful “Hail!”: be merciful to us sinners.” – Marian antiphon sung

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The Feast of Saint Vincent Ferrer

Today we celebrate the Feast of Saint Vincent Ferrer, a 14th century Dominican priest & confessor. This polychrome marble statue of the saint is in St. Vincent Ferrer Church in New York City. The saint holds a book saying: “Fear God for the hour of judgement is coming.” St. Vincent was one of the greatest preachers

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National Catholic Register: 40 Down, 4 Million to Go

40 Down, 4 Million to Go   By: Angelo Stagnaro   “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field. (Luke 10:2) In a small chapel, in a tiny village, on a remote island, a handful of friars are laboring in God’s

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John Pius Sullivan, O.P.

John Pius Sullivan, O.P. Jubilarian Birth: October 27, 1913 Profession: August 16, 1935 Ordination: June 5, 1941 Died: April 17, 1998 John Joseph Sullivan was born in New York City the son of John Sullivan and Margaret Mary Ryan. He attended Sacred Heart Grammar School, Jersey City, NJ (1920-1928), Regis High School, New York City

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John James Sullivan, O.P.

John James Sullivan, O.P. Jubilarian Birth: June 5, 1911 Profession: August 16, 1933 Ordination: May 17, 1939 Died: March 28, 2001 John Joseph Sullivan was born in New York City, the son of Patrick and Margaret (Ryan) Sullivan. He attended St. Veronica Grammar School (1918-1925) and Regis High School (1925-1926) in that city. This was

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John Peter Gerhard, O.P.

John Peter Gerhard, O.P. Jubilarian Born: February 22, 1923 Professed: October 6, 1947 Ordained: June 5, 1953 Died: March 18, 2005 A native of Providence, RI, John Peter Gerhard was born on February 22, 1923, and following his elementary and high school education, entered Providence College in 1940. He served in the military in Europe

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Patrick Francis Connolly, O.P.

Patrick Francis Connolly, O.P. Jubilarian Born: Jun. 17, 1922 Professed: Aug. 5, 1946 Ordained: Jun. 12, 1952 Died: Mar. 13, 2007 Father Pat Connolly was a native of the Bronx, NY, and received his early education from the Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt at St. Pius V grade school before moving on to public high schools

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Thomas Finbar Carroll, O.P.

Thomas Finbar Carroll, O.P. Birth: July 11, 1922 Profession: August 26, 1952 Ordination: June 5, 1958 Died: December 8, 1998 Thomas Joseph Carroll was born in New York City the son of Thomas and Bridget (Cunningham) Carroll. From 1929-1937 he attended St. Vincent Ferrer Grammar School and from 1937-1941 Xavier High School both in that

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