Recently, Fr. John Sica, OP, from the Eastern Dominican Province came by for an overnight visit. He is a young priest, only ordained in 2016. He will be living at the Southern Province's Holy Rosary Priory in Houston, Texas for 3-5 years working on his Ph.D. on St. Thomas at the Center for Thomistic Studies at the University of St. Thomas Aquinas. It is the only institution in the United States to offer a doctorate in Thomistic Studies. He has a wonderful sense of humor and we were laughing during most of the visit. Father is originally from Long Island, NY. After finishing high school he went to Providence College to study philosophy. It was there he met the Dominicans and entered the Order upon graduation. We hope he will come again soon for another visit.