Fr. Gregory Gresko, OSB, completed his B.S. (Psychology, English) and M.A.Ed. (Secondary English Education) degrees at the College of William and Mary. He earned his seminary degree at the Pontificial Athenaeum of Saint Anselm and gained his Licentiate in Sacred Theology (magna cum laude) in Moral Theology (Marriage and Family Studies) at the Pontifical Lateran University’s John Paul II Institute, both located in Rome. Fr. Gresko has ministered to students and young adults for over 20 years. He maintains an online blog, The Blogging Monk, at He talks about the importance of “being right with God” when discerning your vocation.

Brother Peter Hannah, OP, was born in Temple, Texas. His father was in the military and his mother was a teacher. He became passionate about golf in high school and college, and aspired to be a professional. He describes his radical turnaround from a fraternity party lifestyle to following Christ, all the way to the threshold of the altar as a Western Dominican Province of The Most Holy Name of Jesus.

"When we walk without the cross, we are not disciples of the Lord." -Pope Francis