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(ST. LOUIS) – Friar Dominic Patrick McManus and Friar Joseph Michael Minuth of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans), Province of St. Albert the Great, will be ordained  deacons on Saturday, September 11, 2010, at Aquinas Institute of Theology Chapel, St. Louis, Missouri, by the hands of the Most Rev. Robert J. Hermann, Auxiliary Bishop of St. Louis.

Brother Dominic, born in Des Moines, Iowa, is one of two children of Patrick and Virgene McManus. After graduating in 2001 from Dowling High School in West Des Moines, he attended Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, and was awarded a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, English and Catholic Studies . Brother Dominic entered the Order of Preachers in August of 2006, taking religious vows at St. Dominc Priory in Denver, Colorado. Since 2006, Brother Dominic has pursued theological studies at Aquinas Institute of Theology in Saint Louis, Missouri.

Brother Joseph was born in Modesto, California, to Johannes Nicolai Minuth and Anna Maria Vargas, and has one brother, John. He graduated from Cathedral High School in El Paso, Texas, and attended the University of Texas at El Paso. Brother Joseph was awarded a Bachelor’s degree in business from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. He entered the Order of Preachers, taking religious vows in August of 2005 at St. Dominic’s Priory in Denver, Colorado. Since 2005, Brother Joseph has been pursuing theological studies at Aquinas Institute of Theology.

Aquinas Institute of Theology is a St. Louis-based Roman Catholic graduate school of theology and ministry sponsored by the Dominican Order.  Impelled by the Catholic faith and the Dominican mission, Aquinas Institute of Theology educates men and women to preach, to teach, to minister and to lead.

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