Father Robert Staes, O.P.

After serving 15 years as a secular priest in the Diocese of Davenport, Iowa, Fr. Staes entered the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) in 1984. Fr. Staes has served in parishes, director of campus ministry, high school and university teaching. Most recently, he was professor of homiletics at St. Thomas Seminary in Denver.

Before ordination, Fr. Staes was an artist in the advertising department of John Deere and Company in the Midwest. Fr. Staes holds a certification as a Burghardt Scholar from Weston School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He holds a Masters of Theology from Aquinas Institute of Theology. Fr. Bob is a graphics artist published in liturgical graphics arts. A selection of Fr. Staes’ drawings can be found here.

Fr. Staes is one of the itinerant preachers of the Central Province serving priests, sisters, and laity in the vineyards of the preaching mission of God’s Word and Sacrament.

Fr. Robert Francis Staes, O.P. died peacefully on October 24, 2019 in Chicago at the age of 88.