Introducing the Dominican Rosary Pilgrimage Spokesmen
Dominican Friars | February 2, 2023
Fr. Patrick Briscoe, O.P.
A native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Fr. Patrick Briscoe joined the Order of Preachers in 2010. He completed his initial studies in theology at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC, where he earned a licentiate in moral theology. Following his ordination to the priesthood, he was assigned in Providence, Rhode Island. Fr. Patrick served as a parish priest at St. Pius V Church, and as a chaplain and instructor of theology at Providence College. He was formerly the Editor-in-Chief of the English edition of Aleteia.org, the global Catholic news and spirituality website. Currently, he is the editor of Our Sunday Visitor.
Fr. Patrick is a Eucharistic Preacher, a work he has undertaken to support the USCCB-led Eucharistic Revival. Along with his Dominican brothers, he is host of the podcast Godsplaining and a co-author of Saint Dominic’s Way of Life: A Path to Knowing and Loving God. He is also the author of the OSV seasonal devotional, My Daily Visitor.
Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P.
Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. is a doctoral candidate in dogmatic theology at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). He served previously as a parochial vicar at St. Louis Bertrand parish (Louisville, KY), an adjunct professor of theology at Bellarmine University, and an assistant director of campus outreach for the Thomistic Institute. Born and raised near Philadelphia, PA, he attended the Franciscan University of Steubenville, and entered the Order of Preachers upon graduating. He was ordained a priest in 2016 and holds an STL from the Dominican House of Studies. He is the co-author of Credo: An RCIA Program (TAN Books) and Marian Consecration with Aquinas (TAN Books) as well as the author of Prudence: Choose Confidently, Live Boldly (Our Sunday Visitor). His writing also appears in Ascension’s Catholic Classics series and in Magnificat. He is also a regular contributor to the podcasts Pints with Aquinas, Catholic Classics, The Thomistic Institute, and Godsplaining.
Fr. John Paul Kern, O.P.
Fr. John Paul Kern, O.P., was ordained to the priesthood in 2019 and served as Catholic chaplain at the University of Louisville before being appointed Director of the Rosary Shrine of Saint Jude and Executive Director of the Dominican Friars Foundation. He grew up in Annapolis, Maryland, where his father taught at the United States Naval Academy. Before entering the Order of Preachers, Fr. John Paul earned degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Nuclear Engineering from Penn State University and worked as a reactor inspector for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Fr. John Paul currently serves as the Executive Director of the Dominican Friars Foundation as well as the Director of the Rosary Shrine of Saint Jude in Washington, DC, where he raises resources for the formation and work of the Friars and provides for the spiritual needs of the benefactors of the Shrine.
He also enjoys preaching retreats, leading pilgrimages, and serving at the Parish of St. Vincent Ferrer and St. Catherine of Siena in New York City.
Fr. Paul Dominic Marich, O.P.
Fr. Paul Dominic Marich, O.P., is a parochial vicar at St. Patrick Parish in Columbus, Ohio. A native of Youngstown, Ohio, he is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, and was ordained to the priesthood in 2022. Before entering the Dominicans, Fr. Paul worked as a high school teacher at Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School in Potomac Shores, Virginia, where he taught history and religion. In his current assignment in Columbus, he oversees the parish liturgy and youth programs. Fr. Paul is the Promoter of the Holy Rosary for the Dominican Province of St. Joseph. In this role, he is responsible for preaching about the Rosary, enrolling new members, and helping priests establish charters of the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary in their own parishes.
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