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Fr. Benedict Croell is the Director of Vocations for the Dominican Province of St. Joseph (Eastern). Growing up in Colorado, he studied at Colorado State University, Providence College, the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. and the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome. Ordained to the priesthood in 1998, he has served in parish, university and itinerant preaching ministries. He also served 5 years in the Order’s East African missions where he was novice master for friars in their initial stage of formation from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Southern Sudan, Angola, Mozambique and South Africa. He has been Director of Vocations since 2010 and lives with almost 90 friars in the largest Dominican house in North America: the Dominican House of Studies.

Contact Fr. Benedict at:
Fr. Benedict Croell, OP
Director of Vocations
Dominican House of Studies
487 Michigan Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20017
Toll Free: (800) 529-1205
Mobile: 202-642-3597

Dominican Province of St. Joseph Links:
Province Website
Province News
Dominicana – The Dominican Student Blog
Province Vocations

"For me, it is a great joy to be together with priests." -Pope Benedict XVI