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.”


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. […]

Reflexions from the Master of the Order on Pope’s letter

The Dominican Family is profoundly grateful to our Holy Father, Pope Francis, for writing Praedicator gratiae, his inspiring and encouraging letter to the Order on the 8thCentenary of the dies natalis of St. Dominic of Caleruega. The incipit (title) of his letter echoes the historic event when Pope Honorius III confirmed preaching as the mission […]

New Provincial of India

The Chapter of the Province of the Dominicans in India has elected, for four years, fr. Prasad GEORGE, O.P. as Prior Provincial. The Master of the Order, fr Gerard Francis TIMONER III, O.P. has confirmed the election. Fr. Prasad GEORGE, O.P. accepted the election and made the Profession of Faith on November 20, 2020. Fr. […]

New socius of the Master of the Order for apostolic life

Brother Florentino Bolo Jr., OP, son of the Province of the Philippines, is the new Socius for Apostolic Life, following his appointment on 22 November 2020 by the Master of the Order, Brother Gerard Francisco Timoner III, O.P. Born on 16 November 1973 in Lipa City, Batangas, Bro. Florentino met the Dominicans while taking up […]

Preaching through private television

A broadcast apostolate in Germany Is it possible to make Catholic programmes on private television? How can faith issues be adequately discussed in a minute and a half? To what extent is the Catholic Church involved in major societal debates? Reflection by brother Max Cappabianca OP from Berlin. Since 2017 I have been moderator of the […]

First International Website for Dominican Nuns

Summit, New Jersey–The Nuns of the Order of Preachers, commonly known as the Dominican Nuns, launch their first international website,, in order to make their mission of prayer within the heart of the Order of Preachers better known. St. Dominic de Guzman founded the Nuns of the Order in 1206, ten years before the friars […]

Meeting of the Dominican Students of History

A meeting of Dominican students of history, organised by the Historical Institute of the Order in collaboration with the General Archives and the General Postulation, was held in Rome from 22 to 25 September 2020. After the last meeting of this kind in the Jubilee Year 2016 in Toulouse, the cradle of the Order, the […]

Pierre Claverie: A Post-Colonial Saint for Our Time. March 5, 2020

The Faculty of Theology of the Dominican University College invites you to a lecture “Pierrve Claverie: A Post-Colonial Saint for Our Time”. Pierre Claverie (1938-1996), dominican and bishop of Oran, was recently beatified along eighteen other martyrs from Algeria. Darren Dias, dominican and theologian, will introduce you to this inspiring figure. Dareen Dias, o.p., is […]

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