The Dominican Order
The four Pillars of Dominican Life, in some form, are common to every way of living Dominican
life. They are: Prayer, Community, Study and Mission
If you would like to know more about becoming a Friar and about the Dominican vocation, please contact the Brother’s Vocations Promoter at
Dominican Sisters International website: http://www.dsiop.org/
The following Congregations have their mother houses in England:
The English Congregation of St Catherine of Siena: Contact: Address: Sr. Ann Catherine Swailes o.p., Vocations Promoter, St Catherine’s Convent, 155 Huntingdon Rd, Cambridge, CB3 0DH. Contact: https://stonedominicans.org/contact Website: http://stonedominicans.org/
Dominican Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus: Contact: Address: 4 Gossops Green Lane, Gossops Green, Crawley, RH11 8BJ, UK email:
Dominican Sisters of St. Joseph: St Dominic's Priory, Shirley Holms Road, Lymington, Hants. SO41 8NH, ENGLAND Tel: 01590 681875 e-mail: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?view=cm&fs=1&tf=1&source=mailto&su=Contact+from+website&to=
The Dominican Sisters of St Catherine of Siena Newcastle Natal, South Africa: Contact: Address: Rosary Priory, 93 Elstree Road, Bushey Heath, Bushey, Hertfordshire, WD23 4EE e-mail: http://dominicansisters.co.uk/ Website:https://www.dominicansisters.co.uk/
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For further information contact: http://www.laydominicans.org.uk/contact-us/
DOMINICAN SECULAR INSTITUTE
The movement of secular institutes arose after 1947 within the Church. In the Dominican family, members of the Secular Institute are consecrated persons who live in the world. They belong to a group, and all have made a vow of poverty chastity and obedience. The aim of their lives is to show forth the goodness of the world by their witness in living secular lives, but at the same time they are consecrated people, conformed to Christ and seeking the world to come. Members will meet several times a year, being united through prayer and a shared vocation
For further information contact: Janet Wiltshire, 19 Broomfield Place, Earlsdon, Coventry CV5 6GY e-mail:
As well as the friars, from the earliest days of the Order there have always been diocesan priests who wanted to be a part of the mission and charism of St Dominic. Some have been bishops or even popes. Their affiliation to the Dominican family allows them to develop a charism of preaching by deepening their personal spirituality and acting as a ‘leaven of communion and apostolic generosity among their fellow clergy.’
The Dominican priestly fraternity in England began in 1996. The Veritas association is supported and guided by the prayers of the Dominican sisters at Lymington, at whose house they meet regularly to pray, study and support each other.
For further information contact: Sr. Michelle Hawkes, St Dominic’s Priory, Shirley Holms Rd., Lymington, Tel: 01590 681875 e-mail:
ASSOCIATIONS OF THE ORDER
Historically the Order is powerfully associated with the promotion of the Rosary and of devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus, and there are various associations attached to the order in this connection which are seen as fostering the renewal of Christian life in the people of God serving the spiritual welfare of the faithful and providing the Order with fellow workers in some apostolates.
For more information about the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary, the Perpetual Rosary or the Living Rosary groups contact: Fr. Rudolf Loewenstein, St Dominic’s Priory, Southampton Rd., London NW5 4LB, email:
INTERNATIONAL DOMINICAN YOUTH MOVEMENT (IDYM)
IDYM is ‘a movement of groups of young people who follow the teachings of Jesus Christ in the way of St. Dominic’. As the name implies, the movement is international, and the manner of following this charism will differ greatly from continent to continent. However all seek to keep Christ at the centre of their lives. This charism of preaching is lived out through using all opportunities to preach, through hospitality, mercy, friendship study, prayer, dialogue, service to others, and living together according to the values of the Gospel, trusting to the help of the Holy Spirit in the attempt to bring about a world of justice, created through faith, hope and love. At the same time, with the spirit of St Dominic they look to the future full of hope and happiness as they try to discern the movement of the Holy Spirit in their own lives.
For further in formation, contact:
DOMINICAN VOLUNTEERS INTERNATIONAL
This is an organization which provides the possibility of joining a Dominican community in another country as a lay volunteer.
In this way they are able to join in the preaching mission of a particular Dominican community full-time for a year or more, working with the poor, the excluded. For further information contact Dominican Volunteers International