We give thanks to God for the solemn profession made by four of our brothers on Saturday, August 11. From left to right, they are Br. Gabriel Joseph Torretta, O.P., Br. Sebastian White, O.P., Br. John Maria Devaney, O.P., and Br. Thomas More Garrett, O.P.
To all the members of the Province of St. Joseph, let me say this: be happy that Dominic has called you to share his spirit as a brother, in the community of brothers which is the Province of St. Joseph. Love Dominic, love your province, love your brothers. Dominic and his spirit is the reality which binds us together as brothers in the Lord. Dominic has to be very close to the heart of each of us.
—Fr. Vincent de Couesnongle, OP, from a letter written as Master of the Order to the Province of St. Joseph on the Feast of the Holy Innocents, December 28, 1982