This web site is a memorial to those individuals who were passionate about the reform of the
Roman Catholic liturgy as set forth in Sacrosanctum Concilium (the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy)
and who now, in eternal life, worship the God whom they served in this life.

Dominic Richard Braud, OSB

Dominic Richard Braud, OSB
April 30, 1928 – January 1, 2009

Son of the late Earl N. Braud, and Juanita Philips Braud, Father Dominic was born April 30, 1928, in New Orleans, LA. He made his profession as a Benedictine monk of Saint Joseph Abbey, Saint Benedict, LA, on August 11, 1956. He was ordained to the priesthood May 27, 1961. He celebrated his Golden Jubilee of Monastic Profession in 2006.

Father Dominic was a Professor at Saint Joseph Seminary, Saint Benedict, LA, Novice Master, Choir Director, and composer of liturgical music sung throughout the country. He was also manager of the Christian Life Center, Subprior, Guestmaster and for many years the Director of the Oblates. He was a talented singer and taught the community how to joyfully praise the Lord through his life and through song.

Father Dominic's body was received at Saint Joseph Abbey on Tuesday, January 6, at 5:15 P.M. followed by the singing of Vespers. The Funeral Vigil was held at 7:15 P.M. in the Abbey Church. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, January 7, at 11:15 A.M., at Saint Joseph Abbey followed by burial in the Abbey Cemetery.

Tribute prepared by Saint Joseph Abbey.