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The Dominican Order

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How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed?
How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard?
And how will they hear without a preacher?
Romans 10:14

Since the founding of the Order of Preachers in 1216, Dominicans have had as their purpose preaching and the salvation of souls. We are dedicated to the preaching of the Gospel, to liturgical and personal prayer, to a shared life in community, and to life-long study. Our lives and our study  directed toward the pursuit of Truth, whom we recognize as no other than the person of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

In seeking to know and love him, we strive to proclaim him to a world that longs for the salvation that he alone can give.  Ours is a rich history with more than 70 saints and 200 men and women regarded as "blessed" who have served the Church through their preaching, their teaching, and their commitment to the poor and those on the margins of our world.

Approval of the order promulgated by Pope Honorius III. Religiosam vitam was promulgated on December 22, 1216.