Other Dominican Preachers

All our preachers are trained in the theology of St. Thomas Aquinas, the Universal Doctor of the Church. Our Order was established to preach for the salvation of souls. We promote Our Lady's Rosary and seek to strengthen the spiritual and intellectual formation of Catholics in parishes and universities.

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Fr. Stephen Dominic Hayes, O.P.

Fr. Stephen Dominic Hayes is a native of Boston, Massachusetts, born in 1953, has seven brothers and sisters and rejoices in his Irish heritage. He holds an A.B. in Biology from Saint Anselm College Manchester, NH; a J.D. from Boston University School of Law, and an S.T.B. from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception (the Dominican House of Studies) in Washington, DC. After practicing law for a few years, he entered the Dominican Order in 1982, made solemn profession in 1986, and was ordained a priest in 1988. He has served as a priest and pastor for the last 29 years in Ohio and Kentucky. In addition to parochial service, Fr. Hayes has had experience in retreat work, parish missions, pilgrimage direction, and as a spiritual director and confessor, as well as experience in Catholic radio and print media. He has for many years been active in the Knights of Columbus and the Ancient Order of Hibernians. He is particularly interested in Holy Scripture, sacramentology, and medieval Christian history.


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Fr. Peter John Cameron, O.P. 

Fr. Peter John Cameron, OP, served as Editor-in-Chief of Magnificat and is available for a limited number of parish missions. He is working with Justin Fatica's ministry Hard as Nails. He served as chairman of the Department of Homiletics at St. Joseph Seminary, Dunwoodie, New York, where he began teaching in 1994. He has also taught homiletics at the Dominican House of Studies, Washington, DC; Immaculate Conception Seminary, Huntington, NY; and the Pontifical North American College in Rome. He is the author of Why Preach: Encountering Christ in God’s Word, and of the three-volume To Praise, To Bless, To Preach: Spiritual Reflections on the Sunday Gospels.


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Father Gabriel Gillen, O.P. 

Father Gabriel Gillen, O.P., was ordained to the priesthood in 2000 and currently serves as the Director of the Rosary Shrine of Saint Jude as well as the Dominican Friars Foundation.  He also produces videos for Blackfriars Media, and hosted the weekly program “Word to Life” on The Catholic Channel (Sirius XM 129) for six years. 


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 Fr. Benedict Croell, O.P.

Fr. Benedict Croell, O.P. has served in parish and campus ministries and in the East African missions and was the Director of Vocations for the Eastern Province Dominicans. He is now Director of Advancement for the Pontifical University of St. Thomas in Rome. He is available on a limited basis to preach parish missions and campus retreats.