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.”


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 […]

Aquinas 101

Aquinas 101 is a project of the Thomistic Institute, located in Washington, DC. The Thomistic Institute exists to promote Catholic truth in our contemporary world by strengthening the intellectual formation of Christians at universities, in the Church, and in the wider public square. The thought of St. Thomas Aquinas, the Universal Doctor of the Church, […]

A new Master for the Order of Preachers

Fr. Gerard Francisco Timoner III, O.P. was elected by the General Chapter Biên Hoà in Vietnam, 13 July, 2019. Fr. Timoner, who is aged 51, is the 87th Successor of St Dominic – the 88th Master of the Order. He is the first Asian ever to hold this position. Born in Camarines Norte, the Philippines, […]

Welcome to our General Chapter in Vietnam

The brothers and sisters of the Dominican family of Vietnam are very happy to welcome you on the occasion of the General Chapter of Bien Hoà, which will take place from July 7th to August 4th 2019 at the Grand Seminary of Xuân Lộc, 210 Hung Vuong, Long Khanh, Dong Nai, Viet Nam.  

Provincials Workshop 2019

The Provincials Workshop 2019 began in the Convent of Santa Sabina. It is organized for the newly elected Provincials. The provincials will be gathered in the Santa Catalina hall. They will have two weeks of common work (March 18 to 25). They will share workshops with the official friars of the General Curia (Socius and […]

A new Vicar of the Master of the Order

The Master of the Order, Fr. Bruno Cadoré O.P., appointed Fr. Alain ARNOULD, O.P. as Vicar for the convent of Santa Sabina in Rome. He succeeds Fr. Viliam Doci, O.P. The Master also thanked brother Viliam for his work in the community and sent him his best wishes for the position at the Institutum Historicum […]

Wednesday Ash Procession in Rome at Sainte-Sabine

VIDEO YOUTUBE –  Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of a 40-day liturgical period of prayer and fasting. It is marked by a centuries old tradition in which the Pope leads a penitential procession to the first Lenten station in the Basilica of Santa Sabina on the Aventine Hill, in Rome, where the General Curia of […]

Co-operator Brothers’ Commission

The Commission for the Vocation of the Co-operator Brother met at Santa Sabina from 18 February to 20 February 2019. This was the commission’s final meeting before the general chapter. Most of the time was given to finalising the projects on which the commission has been working. These include a text to be inserted into […]

Two new friar provincials for France

The Dominicans of the two French provinces are now meeting in provincial chapters and have elected their new provincial priors.The Dominicans of the Province of France, meeting in provincial chapter at the Convent Sainte-Marie de la Tourette near Lyon, elected this December 28, 2018 Brother Nicolas Tixier, currently father-master of the novices in Strasbourg after […]

Beatification of the martyrs of Algeria

VIDEO FROM KTO (in French) – As Father Pierre Claverie and 18 other martyrs were Beatified on Saturday in Algeria, Pope Francis sent a message to the Algerian people. In a message to the people of Algeria Pope Francis urged them to go forward in healing the wounds of the past and nurturing a culture […]

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