St. Albert The Great Priory and Novitiate

Dominican Friars Province of St. Martin de Porres


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St. Albert the Great Priory is a community of friars of the Southern Dominican Province, USA (based in New Orleans). We have been in Irving since the early 1960s.  Located next to the University of Dallas our friars have taught at the University and served on its campus ministry staff.  We have  been teachers, spiritual directors and served in administration for our neighboring Holy Trinity Seminary.  Our ministries also include:  itinerant preaching, parochial ministry for English and Spanish speaking, African missions, diaconate formation, etc.   See the page "Meet the Friars" for a update on the many ways we are called "Preachers."  Presently we are also a Novitiate community, where young men spend their first year of discernment preparing to become full members of our Order in service to God's people as priests and brothers.

Our Novitiate is part of the community at Saint Albert the Great Priory.  Men wishing to enter the Dominican Order spend their first year of discernment with us.  The novitiate year is dedicated to living Dominican life in a focused way.  During the novitiate year, the novice comes to a better understanding of vowed Dominican life through:

  •  Experiencing communal and personal prayer

  •  Spending quiet time in reflection and study

  •  Participating in daily Mass

  •  Living community life

  •  Ministering in the local community

  •  Studying Dominican history, our constitutions, the vows, spirituality, etc.

Quick Links:

The Southern Dominican Province

Fr. Jude Siciliano, OP - Preacher Exchange

Southern Province Laity

MISSION STATEMENT of the Southern Dominican Province:


In the footsteps of St. Dominic and inspired by St. Martin de Porres, we preachers embrace the mission of Jesus Christ.  Strengthened by our common life and study, we prayerfully proclaim the Word in the Southern United States and beyond.

We hope you will return to this site often as we share our experiences.

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