Nobles makes simple profession

IRVNG, Texas – Brother James Martin (Adam) Nobles, OP, made his simple profession as a Dominican this past Sunday during Vespers at the Priory of St. Albert the Great in Irving, Texas. Brother Martin’s family lives in Fernwood, Miss., outside of McComb and are active parishioners at St. Alphonsus Parish.
Last year, Martin, who worked in pastoral ministry at St. Dominic Hospital, was accepted as a novice to the Southern Dominican Province of St. Martin de Porres. He spent the last year in Texas at the Priory of St. Albert the Great located on the campus of Holy Trinity Seminary.
In the “mandamus” following the profession, that is, the customary Dominican rite where the friar prostrates himself while the superior reads the letter containing the friar’s assignment, Martin was assigned to live at St. Dominic Priory in St. Louis, where he will continue his studies for the next two years.