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.”


Next Director Of The French Biblical And Archaeological School Of Jerusalem

On 15 August 2023, fr. Gerard Timoner, Master of the Order and Grand Chancellor of the École Biblique, has appointed fr. Olivier Poquillon, op, next Director of the École Biblique in Jerusalem. On 1 October, he will succeed fr. Jean Jacques Pérennès, who is coming to the end of his second term. Br. Olivier Poquillon, […]


    It is with great joy that a filled church witnessed the solemn profession of two of our brothers on June the 25th. They are brother Mathew Vezina, a cooperator brother who is now assigned to our priory in Toronto, and brother Lamphone Phonevilay who will join our Dominican community in Quebec City next […]


On 5 June 2023 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, Br. Louis Stephen Morrone, OP was elected Prior Provincial of the Province of St. Albert the Great. Being called by all who know him as “Louie”, he is 66 years old, born on 1 April 1957 in Pueblo, Colorado, USA. Prior to entering Novitiate in […]


The Apostolic Penitentiary, with the intention of heightening the devotion of the faithful and for the salvation of their souls, by virtue of the powers conferred upon it in a very special way by Francis, Pope by divine providence from our Heavenly Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, considering the prayers recently addressed to it by […]

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 […]

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