Order of Preachers

The Order of Preachers, whose members are known as Dominicans, (Latin: Ordo Praedicatorum, postnominal abbreviation OP), is a mendicant order of the Catholic Church founded in Toulouse, France, by the Spanish priest Saint Dominic. It was approved by Pope Honorius III via the Papal bull Religiosam vitam on 22 December 1216. Members of the order, who are referred to as Dominicans, generally carry the letters OP after their names, standing for Ordinis Praedicatorum, meaning of the Order of Preachers. Membership in the order includes friars, nuns, active sisters, and affiliated lay or secular Dominicans (formerly known as tertiaries .

THE MASTER OF THE ORDER VISITS OUR COMMUNITY

THE MASTER OF THE ORDER VISITS OUR COMMUNITY

Fr. Bruno Cadoré, OP, Master of the Dominican Order accompanied by Fr. Vincent Lu Vien Ha OP, Assistant to the Master for the Asia/Pacific Region made a canonical visitation to our St. Dominic’s Priory on May 3-6, 2013. In Photo: Frs. Bruno and Vincent with the whole...

“THANK YOU, POPE BENEDICT XVI”, FR BRUNO CADORÉ, OP

“THANK YOU, POPE BENEDICT XVI”, FR BRUNO CADORÉ, OP

“Thank you, Pope Benedict XVI” fr Bruno Cadoré on behalf of the entire Dominican Family Most Holy Father, I ask you to accept the immense gratitude of the Order of Preachers for the great generosity and beautiful simplicity with which you have exercised your ministry,...

The letter of Fr. Bruno cadoré OP

The letter of Fr. Bruno cadoré OP

My very dear brothers and sisters,   "Where are you going, Sir Henry?" "I am going to the house of Bethany, he replied." As Blessed Jordan of Saxony recounts: When Brother Henry left his lodgings and one of his companions asked him where he was going he answered, "To...