There are various ways of being affiliated to the Dominican Family, and our province sponsors a number of groups, all of which join in our mission of preaching in a different way. Consider joining one of these groups:
An international association of the faithful that exists “to praise and honor the Blessed Virgin Mary and to secure her patronage by the recitation of the Rosary for the mutual spiritual benefit of all the members throughout the world.” Each week, countless thousands of members pray the Holy Rosary and include each other’s intentions in their prayers.
There are certain diocesan priests who, urged by supernatural grace, discern a call to enroll in the Order of Saint Dominic and profess a rule of perfection suited to their state. In professing the Rule of Saint Dominic, these priests become true sons of Saint Dominic. They become fully and definitively members of the Dominican Family and enjoy its spiritual benefits. In this way they become members of special communities called the Priestly Fraternities of Saint Dominic and add a new reason for pursuing greater perfection before God and the world. While the Order of Preachers provides them with spiritual aids and directs them to their own sanctification, it leaves them free for the complete service of the local Church, under the jurisdiction of their own bishop.
The Holy Name Society promotes reverence for the Sacred Names of God and Jesus Christ, obedience and loyalty to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church, and the personal sanctification and holiness of its members. Members are called to contribute to the evangelization mission of the Church and to make perpetual acts of reverence and love for our Lord and Savior. The apostolate of the society is to assist in parish ministries by performing the Corporal Works of Mercy.
Through the beauty of art and the Windows to the Divine program, the CDVF promotes the vocations of the Dominican Order by providing spiritual and financial support to the men (novices) studying to become brothers or priests in the Dominican Central Province of the United States. The long-term goal of the CDVF is to establish an endowment to pay, via interest income, the annual operating expenses of the Novitiate associated with each novice (education, housing, clothing, medical, food).
From the earliest days of the Order, lay men and women have been an intrinsic part of the Dominican Family, gathered to share the Dominican mission and way of life. In whatever lifestyle they find themselves, married or single, Lay Dominicans enrich the Dominican Family with their passion for the Truth, their love of Dominican prayer and apostolic zeal.