Adoration

Adoration

“Couldn’t you watch with me even one hour? Matt. 24: 40

Common Meal

Common Meal

Just as we share together in the Eucharistic Bread, we also partake of our bodily food as a sign of sisterly communion.

Manual Labor

Manual Labor

He who labors as he prays lifts his heart to God with his hands. By St. Benedict of Nursia

Work

Work

Work is the ultimate form of self-expression

Recreation

Recreation

We must be wise taskmasters and not require of ourselves what we cannot possibly perform. Recreation we must have. Otherwise, the strings of our soul, wound up to an unnatural tension, will break

 

Dominican Order

The Dominican Order is a Roman Catholic religious order founded by St. Dominic, at Prouille in 1206. From this developed the conception of an institute of preachers to convert the Albigensians, which received provisional approval from Pope Innocent III in 1215. Dominic gave his followers a rule of life based on that of St. Augustine and made his first settlement at Toulouse; on December 22, 1216, Pope Honorius III gave formal sanction. The novelty of the institute was the commission to preach Christian doctrine, a task previously regarded as the prerogative and monopoly of bishops and their delegates. As early as 1218, Dominic sent seven of his followers to the university of Paris to study Theology.

From the beginning the order has been a synthesis of the contemplative life and the active ministry. The members live a community life, and a careful balance is maintained between democratically constituted chapters, or legislative assemblies, and elected superiors. In contrast to the monastic orders that predated it, the Dominican order was an army of priests, organized in provinces under a master general and ready to go wherever they were needed.

The order has continued to grow and it consists of friars, nuns, apostolic sisters, laity and youths. The Order is best known for its commitment to holistic education and the pursuit of truth (Veritas). Dominicans are preachers, meaning they spread the Gospel through words and actions.

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