Bishop Roger Foys of Covington was also present.
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Here is a repost from when they entered the novitiate:
Dominic - North Dakota, 22 years old, studied at University of St. Thomas (MN) I was born and raised on the plains of North Dakota, in the city of Dickinson, the heart of a recent oil-boom. I am the youngest of seven children, and attended Catholic schools my whole life. My family passed on the faith to me, and also provided a home where I would be loved, disciplined, and supported. In high school, I was in football, basketball, student council, band, and many other activities. I had friends, I dated, but I always felt God calling me to become a priest. I decided my senior year to attend seminary for the Diocese of Bismarck, ND. As a result, I attended St. John Vianney College Seminary in St. Paul, MN. The seminary is a part of the University of St. Thomas, which is where I took my classes. While in seminary, I experienced the Lord in a more real and more personal way than I ever had before. I had always lived with the Sacraments and went to Mass etc., but there my life of prayer really came alive. I fell in love with a life of study, teaching and preaching. These became great desires of my life. Around my third year, it became clear to me that God was calling me to pursue a life in the Order of Preachers. I got to know Fr. Nicholas Lombardo OP and Br. Peter Martyr Yungwirth OP. Also, I talked with Fr. Austin Litke OP, who attended the same college seminary as I did, and Fr. Jordan Schmidt OP, who was a seminarian for my diocese. I was able to study at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome for a semester, and I came to know many Dominicans there and elsewhere. Fr. Paul Murray OP taught me Spiritual Theology and took time to answer my questions about the Order. Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau OP graciously hosted me at the Albertinum at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. There I was able to talk with many friars about their lives in the Order. They all exhibited a life of joy, charity, and love for the life of prayer and study. Also, the priests who oversaw my formation and my brother seminarians encouraged me in following St. Dominic in his Order. I want nothing more now than to contemplate the Lord and his works, and then to pass on to the world which so desperately needs Him, what I have contemplated.