Dominican life is distinctly flavored by four key areas which are essential to our charism and our vocation. These areas are called the Four Pillars, which is an apt illustration of their function. Though distinct, all Four Pillars work together to “hold up” our lives as Dominicans. These Four Pillars are:
As Christians, these four areas must all be rooted in the firm foundation of Christ’s Gospel message (cf. Matt 7:24-27) so that we can be assured of their endurance, strength, and Truth. Thus, when all Four Pillars are faithfully lived, they in turn enrich and support one another, so that the unique charisms of Dominican life can flourish.