WE ARE THE LAY DOMINICANS

“The Laity of St. Dominic are those faithful who, baptised in the Catholic Church or received into her, confirmed and in full communion of faith, sacraments and ecclesiastical governance, are called by a special vocation to progress in the Christian way of life and to animate temporal things through the charism of St. Dominic.”

— General Declarations of the Lay Fraternities of St. Dominic 1.ยง 1, 2019

FIND OUT ABOUT US

WHO ARE THE
LAY DOMINICANS?

Learn about the history of the lay members of the Order of Preachers (OP), how we have changed over the past 800 years, and how our unique charisms can serve the Church and the world today!

WHO IS
CALLED?

We are all children of Dominic, but our stories and lives are far from the same. Meet some of our Lay Dominican family, including current members, Saints, and Blesseds.

AM I
CALLED?

Wondering if you have a special vocation to Lay Dominican life? The only way to discern is within an active community, but these resources might help get you started.

WE ARE THE EASTERN PROVINCE

The Lay Dominicans are divided into four provinces within the United States. Which province you belong to is determined by where you live, as membership within a community is local. The Province of St. Joseph comprises the north-eastern United States, highlighted in yellow below. You can click the “Find a Fraternity” button under the map to locate a group within our province, or connect with our brothers and sisters around the country: