Monday, June 13, 2011

Have you ever thought of becoming a Dominican?

The Order of Preachers is a communion of men and women within the Roman Catholic Church, founded 800 years ago and still going strong today. We are commonly called the Dominicans, after our founder, St. Dominic.
  • Our reason for being is PREACHING the Good News of JESUS CHRIST, who came that we might live abundantly.
  • Our lives and words preach God's great COMPASSION for all people, especially the poor and disenfranchised .
  • Looking for TRUTH untiringly, we STUDY to find answers to give men and women today.
  • Living with MINDS set on God and open to the newness of the world, we work at the frontier where a new culture is forged.
  • We live in COMMUNITIES of discipleship so that our preaching springs from our authentic living of the Gospel.
Our lives are a response to God's greatest commandment: to love God with all our heart and to love our neighbor as ourselves. As Dominicans, we emphasize sharing the Word of God as the way to love our neighbor. For our own salvation and for the salvation of others we make profession to a rule of life that incorporates us into the community of preachers.Thus we are a family of brothers and sisters bonded by our common vocation and dedication to preaching.

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