…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.
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:
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!