The first Dominicans to establish a priory in the United States were led by Maryland native Edward Fenwick. But when the Order of Preachers came, Bishop John Carroll sent them to Kentucky, where they established St. Rose Priory. The rural setting posed challenges for the typically urban Dominicans, but the Dominican friars persevered, and the Dominicans in the U.S. thrived.
- Province History – Dominican Friars Province of St. Joseph
- Edward Fenwick – Wikipedia
- History – St. Rose Priory Church, Springfield, Kentucky
- St. Rose Priory – Wikipedia
- Bourbon, Bluegrass, And the Bible – The Hillbilly Thomists – YouTube
- American Catholic History pilgrimage to the Kentucky Catholic Holy Land in 2021
Books & More
- Living for the Other Side – The Hillbilly Thomists
- The Hillbilly Thomists – Eponymous First Album
- The Right Rev. Edward Dominic Fenwick, O. P., Founder of the Dominicans in the United States, Pioneer Missionary in Kentucky, Apostle of Ohio, First Bishop of Cincinnati
- Fr. Fenwick’s “Little American Province” – 200 Years of Dominican Friars in the United States
- The American Catholic Almanac
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