Members of the Order of Preachers founded at the beginning of the thirteenth century by St Dominic of Guzman expressly for the purpose of spreading the Good News. This Order of Preachers is made up of various Provinces, one of them, to which we belong, is the Province of Our Lady of the Rosary, missionary in character, present today in around 13 countries.
We Come from Different Countries and Ways of Life
Spain, China, Japan, Vietnam, Philippines, Taiwan, South Korea, Myanmar, East Timor, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau, Venezuela.
Two years [as Aspirants and Postulants] to get to know the Dominicans and their life style, living with them; to study languages, especially English, and to acquire a firsthand experience of this new way of life.
One year of intense living experience of the Encounter with Jesus, the Religious Life, the Dominican Spirituality and the History of the Dominican Order [Order of Preachers]
Five years period of formation on Dominican spiritual and community life, that continues attaining maturity, consolidation and development of that already initiated in the Novitiate. The Studentate is a time of intense study, blended with some pastoral experiences proper to the Order. And it is a time for a greater integration of two different elements, namely, the Dominican lifestyle and the plan of studies proper to it. Both of them are ordained to prepare the students for their future mission as priests and Dominicans.
We normally follow specialized studies, focused on the requirements of the future mission to be entrusted to the different brothers, and their own personal interest and talents.
We Work in Different Areas
Education, Research, Pastoral work, Retreats, Preaching, work with the various social groups, particularly the poor, etc.
Laudare, Benedicere, Praedicare
This is one of the mottoes of the Order of Preachers, and therefore, our motto, our way of life, and our mission.
Veritas, the Truth
The quest and effort to study in search of the truth, and the preaching of the Truth for the wellbeing of our people is what makes us Dominicans.