Fr. Vincent Dávila, OP,
is a Dominican friar and a member of the Province of St. Albert the Great. He was born in Madrid, Spain, though his family immigrated to the United States when he was a young boy. He grew up in the suburbs of Indianapolis as the oldest of four siblings in a loving Catholic family. He studied Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University and there encountered the Dominican Order (officially called the Order of Preachers). As the culmination of a spiritual reawakening and deepening several years in the making, he felt called by God to become a friar and a priest, and entered the Dominicans right after graduation. He studied for the priesthood at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, Missouri, and was ordained in May of 2017. He ministered in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for his first two years as a priest, as a theology professor and chaplain at the University of St. Thomas and as chaplain at St. Catherine University. He taught theology in both English and Spanish while at St. Thomas, and has experience in Hispanic ministry across the country. He is currently at the University of Notre Dame studying for a PhD in Theology, focusing on the theology of the early and medieval Church, especially that of St. Thomas Aquinas (a great Dominican!).