17 November 2017 From the Desk of Joan Dinopol President, North America Chapter Filii Sancti Dominici Philippinensis, Inc. Fratres Carissimi, On behalf of the North America Filii Chapter, I congratulate the editorial staff and advisory body of Epistoliorum for launching the maiden issue of our newsletter. Epistoliorum was initiated to provide an avenue […]
"Fray Joan" entered the Dominican Order as an aspirant in 1977. He became a novice, received the Dominican habit in 1978, and did simple profession in 1979. After 3 years, he made his solemn vows, and graduated from Studium Generale in 1982 with a degree in A.B. Philosophy. He proceeded to the University of Santo Tomas and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Sacred Theology. He finished two years of Licentiate in Sacred Theology and Higher Religious Studies (Candidate) in 1985. Joan left the Dominican Order in 1987 and moved to New York City to work with the PCGG from 1988 to 1992. He studied Nursing at the New York University (NYU) and earned the degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1995. Fray Joan worked as an RN at St. Joseph Medical Center and the Englewood Medical Center in NJ. He moved to Houston, TX in 2006 and is currently employed with the VA Medical Center. He is happily married to Carmelita Aragon.