• THE FOUR PILLARS - PRAYER

    THE FOUR PILLARS - PRAYER

    Without prayer, we have no living relationship with Christ

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  • THE FOUR PILLARS - STUDY

    THE FOUR PILLARS - STUDY

    "If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever." - St. Thomas Aquinas

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  • THE FOUR PILLARS - COMMUNITY

    THE FOUR PILLARS - COMMUNITY

    "Have charity for one another, guard humility, make your treasure out of voluntary poverty." - Saint Dominic

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  • THE FOUR PILLARS - APOSTOLATE

    THE FOUR PILLARS - APOSTOLATE

    "If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world on fire." - Saint Catherine of Siena

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Find new ways to spread the word of God to every corner of the world.

-POPE FRANCIS

Members of the Fraternities of St. Dominic are lay men and women who are fully incorporated members of the Order of Preachers and live out their Dominican vocation in the world. Lay Dominicans, who in the past have been called Third Order or Dominican Tertiaries, have existed almost as long as the Dominican Order itself. The Lay Fraternities of St. Dominic was founded with their own rule in 1285 and was officially recognized by the Church on the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas in 1286.

Lay Dominicans "are accordingly distinguished both by their own spirituality and by their service to God and neighbor in the Church. As members of the Order, they participate in its apostolic mission through prayer, study and preaching according to the state proper to the laity." (The Rule of the Lay Fraternity #4).

Lay Dominicans come from every background, joining the Dominican charism to their state of life in the world. In this unique Dominican way, they live out their special vocation "to seek the kingdom of God by engaging in temporal affairs and directing them according to God's will." (Lumen Gentium 31)

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  • Dominican Congress Province of St. Joseph Nov 4-6, 2015 College Park, MD Guest Speakers Most Rev. Bruno Cadore, OP: Master of the Order V. Rev. Dominic Izzo, OP: Socius for USA & Permanent Formation V. Rev. Kenneth Letoile, OP: Prior Provincial Dr. Ralph Martin: President, Renewal Ministries Mr. David Brecount, OP: President, U.S. Digital Partners Fr. Benedict Croell, OP: Director of […]

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