We are Dominicans
Members of the Order of Preachers founded at the beginning of the thirteenth century by St Dominic of Guzman, expressly for the preaching of the Good News for the salvation of souls. 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 Walks of Life
Spain, China, Japan, Vietnam, Philippines, Taiwan, South Korea, Myanmar, East Timor, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau, Venezuela.
The Prenovitiate is the first stage of formation. It comprises two years [as Aspirants and Postulants] to get to know the Dominican friars 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]
The Studentate is a five or six year period of formation on Dominican spirituality and community life, during which the brother 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 complementary or specialized studies, focused on the requirements of the future mission to be entrusted to the different brothers, and according to 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
“To praise, to bless, to preach”: This is one of the mottoes of the Order of Preachers, and therefore, our motto, our way of life, and our mission.
The quest and effort to study in search of the truth, and the preaching of the Truth for the wellbeing of our people is the identity of each Dominican.