The Order of Preachers

Dominicans of Canada

Online report

The online report summarizes the latest events in the community of the Dominicans of Canada.

There are four editions each year, available in French only.

Our mission

Our Constitutions define our mission in the following way: “The principal reason we are gathered together is that we dwell together in harmony and have one mind and one heart in God, in other words, that we be found perfect in charity. . . Our Order is known to have been founded from the beginning expressly for preaching and the salvation of souls. …This end we ought to pursue, preaching and teaching from the abundance and fulness of contemplation in imitation of our most holy Father Dominic, who spoke only with God or of God for the benefit of souls.”


Albert Nolan: priest, activist, author, and renowned theologian

Well-known South African Catholic priest, anti-apartheid activist and internationally renowned theologian and author Fr. Albert Nolan has died at the age of 88. He died peacefully in his sleep under the care of the Dominican Sisters at Marian House in Boksburg in the early hours of Monday October 17. Born Denis James Harry Nolan in […]

Dutch and Belgium Dominicans merge into one Province

As of Monday May 30, the Dutch and Belgian Dominicans will form one province. This will take place by the reading of a decree by the Master of the Order Fr. Gerard Francisco Timoner III OP who will visit the Netherlands for this occasion. The decree states that as of the 30th of May, the […]

Eight priests begin novitiate formation in the Dominican Fraternities

From August 2 to 5, 2022, in the Monastery of Santo Ecce-Homo in Colombia, eight diocesan priests met to prepare themselves with a spiritual retreat to be admitted as members of the Order of Preachers and to begin the novitiate for the constitution of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Dominic of the Province of St. […]

New Prior Provincial of the Province St. Dominic of Canada

On June 7, 2022, the friars of the Province of St. Dominic of Canada elected fr Yves Bériault, OP, as Prior Provincial for a four-year term. After his confirmation by fr Gerard Francisco Timoner III, OP, Master of the Order of Preachers, fr Yves accepted his election. Brother Yves was born in May 1947 in […]

Caleruega gathers nineteen Superiors for annual workshop

Right at the heart of the birthplace of the Dominican Order’s founder, nineteen newly elected and re-elected Priors Provincial and Priors Vice Provincial spent ten days of fruitful workshop with the accompaniment of the Master of the Order, Brother Gerard Francisco Timoner III, OP, and members of the General Curia from March 15-24, 2022. Hosting […]

First Chapter of the Vicariate of Rwanda and Burundi

On February 14-18, 2022, about twenty solemnly professed brothers from the three communities of the Provincial Vicariate of Rwanda and Burundi (Kigali, Bujumbura and Nyagatare) met at the Marie Reine de la Confiance Center in Bujumbura (Burundi) for the first time in a statutory Vicarial Chapter. For several decades, the brothers have always met in […]

Letter of the Master of The Order: Litany of the Dominican Saints for Peace

Ash Wednesday Rome, 2 March 2022 Prot. 50/22/111 Letters to the Order “Even now,” declares the Lord,  “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.… sound the trumpet, declare a holy fast… gather the people” Joel 2:12, 15 Dear Brothers and Sisters of the Dominican Family, Pope Francis called for the dedication […]

At Table with Saint Dominic

Saturday, November 6 at 10:30 a.m. Vancouver time (1:30 p.m. EST) with a Solemn Mass broadcasted live from our parish of St. Mary’s, followed by video shares, reports and testimonies, poems, songs and skits , this part being pre-recorded. Everything should end around 2:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m. EST). To register : To participate : […]

Urbi et Orbi: Dominican Preaching to the City and to the World in the Time of Pandemic

short films, audio-visual documentaries, music videos, and other creative modes MECHANICS The main content is preaching in its manifold forms – actual, real, recent, conducted during this time of pandemic, happening in different parts of the world. We have invited submittals from Dominican communities and institutions, with special encouragement from the member schools of the […]

Extraordinary Dominican Music Workshop in Krakow

Gregorian chant? Contemporary polyphony? Add Byzantine choirs and traditional semi-improvised Corsican music, and imagine making all this joyful noise in the heart of the ancient capital of Poland, beautiful Kraków. The friars from the Dominican Liturgical Center invite you to an international week-long liturgical music workshop held this August, 16-22, at the Kraków priory, titled Extraordinary Music Workshop. […]

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