“The Fathers & Sisters Hinnebusch, O.P.” or “A Dominican Vocational Success Story”

…Fr. John Frederick Hinnebusch was the youngest in a family of ten children from Pittsburgh, seven of whom became Dominicans. Fr. Paul Hinnebusch was a preacher, biblicist, and spiritual writer and Fr. William Hinnebusch was a Dominican historian. A third brother, Fr. Albert Louis Hinnebusch, also a Dominican, was very active in the Holy Name Society in the South. The three Dominican sisters, Sr. Claire, Sr. Regina Ann, and Sr. Dorothy, were members of the St. Mary of the Springs congregation.


The seven Hinnebusch Dominicans at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., in 1947. Standing from left to right: Fr. John Frederick Hinnebusch, Fr. William Hinnebusch, Fr. Paul Hinnebusch, Fr. Albert Hinnebusch. Seated from left to right: Sister Regina Ann Hinnebusch, Sister Claire Hinnebusch, Sister Dorothy Hinnebusch.

SOURCE: http://priory.dhs.edu/dominicanfriars/FrHinnebusch.aspx

5 bob to Sister Mary Catherine, O.P. who writes:

Fr. Fred is very old now but we are blessed to have his course on Dominican history which the friars are now posting online at:
http://dominicanhistory.blogspot.com/

He used to be a member of the Leonine Commission which has been given the task of first, trying to READ St. Thomas’ handwriting and second, make a critical edition of his works. Father would show us copies of actual manuscript pages of the Summa. If you think the Summa is hard try reading the actual manuscripts!

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3 Responses to “The Fathers & Sisters Hinnebusch, O.P.” or “A Dominican Vocational Success Story”

  1. Celine says:

    The Remarkable Hinnebusch Family – Visit http://www.FrPaulHinnebusch.org
    Anyone who knew the Hinnebusch family has surely been blessed by their acquaintance or friendship. The family is notable not only in producing 7 Dominican brothers and sisters, but for the solid lives of virtue in parents Mary Ann and John Frederick Hinnebusch, virtue which they instilled in all their children. In fact the trail of vocations goes back further in the extended family. Frs. William, Louie, John, and Paul, and the sisters, contributed so much to the Dominican order. It would be most appropriate for someone to write the story of this remarkable family. It seems intelligence and accomplishment, paired with down to earth humility, runs in the family. I have the highest admiration for all the family.
    We continue to be blessed thru their intercession, books, and the sharing of their works online.
    Fr Paul Hinnebusch , OP, left the Church 58 years of preaching and publications preserved in manuscripts and cassette recordings. For the past 5 years a small devoted team has been digitizing and posting Fr Paul’s life-work on the internet. Visit http://FrPaulHinnebusch.org. With almost 2,000 items posted online so far, there is much more yet to be posted. The more you read, the more you will know the depth of God’s desire for intimate union with each of us, and glimpse the depth of union Fr Paul attained with God. He left spiritual memoirs and 10 other unpublished books, which we hope will someday be available. We would love to have personal testimonies from those who knew and loved Fr. Paul. To share your story, or to help with these endeavors, contact us thru Fr Paul’s website.
    Celine Powers, Hinnebusch Archive and Website Administrator

    • Anonymous says:

      I am so proud to be part of this family by God’s grace, Lucky my great great grandmother did not follow in her sisters footsteps, or our incredible blood line would have stopped lol, I am truly blessed :)

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