HE EDITORS INTERVIEW Brother Herman Johnson, O.P., a Dominican
brother who lives in New Orleans and teaches Spanish at Xavier University
How did you first discover brothers?
When I was 10, my father read me the story of the Dominican brother Saint
Martin de Porres. Immediately I discovered this is what God wanted me to be!
It was understandable. Like Martin de Porres, I have beautiful dark skin, speak
Spanish, love dogs and cats. I see all people as beautiful, just as he did.
Brothers walk through the world a little differently, says
Brother Herman Johnson, O.P. At the heart of his vocation is
being a loving brother to people you won’t find in church.
of the faith
discussion with his
what it means to be
IRVING JOHNSON, III, COURTES Y OF XAVIER UNIVERSIT Y OF LOUISIANA