The Master of the Order, Fr Bruno Cador has appointed Fr Dominic David Izzo as the new Socius for the Provinces in the United States of America and the Vietnamese Regional Vicariate in Canada. Fr Dominic Izzo replaces Fr Edward Ruane who has just concluded his tenure. The appointment takes effect from the 17th of November, 2012. Fr Dominic is of the Eastern Province of St Joseph.
There are four Dominican provinces in the USA; the Eastern Province of St Joseph (New York), Western Province of the Holy Name (Oakland), Central Province of St Albert the Great (Chicago) and the Southern Province of St Martin the Porres (New Orleans). Also included in this region is the Vietnamese Regional Vicariate of St Vincent Liem, OP in Canada.
Fr Dominic was born in 1966. He entered the Order and made his first profession in 1989. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1994. Soon after ordination, he was assigned to the Provincial Vicariate of Eastern Africa, Kenya (1995-2002). There at Kenya, he was once Student Master, Vicar Provincial and also lectured at Tangaza College. Back to the US, he was elected Prior Provincial and he served for two terms (2002-2010). He has also served in various other capacities within and outside his province.
We wish him success in his new appointment.