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Born in a Catholic family in North Western Germany, Br Gabriel first encountered religious life in Jerusalem (Israel), where he spent a year as a volunteer after Secondary School. He went on to study Theology and Philosophy at the University of Vienna. There he also met the Dominicans for the first time. After three years of studies, he joined the Order in 2015 and made simple vows in March 2017. After finishing his theological studies in May 2019, he is now spending a year at Blackfriars Oxford to begin his doctorate. Outside theology, Br Gabriel is interested in classical music, cinema and the arts.

By Br Gabriel Theis O.P. | As his time in Oxford comes to an end, Br Gabriel reflects on his year

The Seven Last Words | From the Friday before Palm Sunday until Holy Saturday, the student brothers offer you a daily

By Br Gabriel Theis, O.P. | The Annunciation of Our Lord presents us with a truth that gives our human existence

By Br Gabriel Theis, O.P. | Asking questions has become unpopular in our culture: We prefer the clarity of opinions over

By Br Gabriel Theis, O.P. | As often absent-minded creatures, we need good and simple prayers to focus on the important

By Br Gabriel Theis, O.P. | The Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus, which the Church celebrates on the

By Br Gabriel Theis, O.P. | In this Advent art post, Br Gabriel Theis reflects on Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s painting

By Br Gabriel Theis, O.P. | Today we celebrate the feast of St Cecilia, a Roman martyr and patron saint

By Br Gabriel Theis, O.P. | Br Gabriel remembers the ambiguous life of Laurentius Siemer OP, provincial of the German Dominicans