What is a Dominican?
What is a Dominican?
The first, obvious answer is that a Dominican is a follower of St Dominic, a
member of the Order of Preachers which he founded in the early 13th
century to combat the evils of the age by preaching God’s truth. The motto
of the Order is VERITAS (Truth), the Truth that changes not. The
purpose of the Order is to praise God, to bless Our Lord in prayer,
adoration, meditation, and contemplation; and to preach His Truth (Laudare,
Today, just as in
1216, the Order of Preachers is called to preach and defend the Faith
throughout the world, to revitalize those of dormant faith, lax morality,
and heretical wanderings. The First Order, the Dominican priests, preach
Christ crucified (the Way for us all, the Truth, the Life) and teach
theology to religious and lay, in missions, colleges, seminaries, and parish
churches. The nuns of the Second Order study, continually praise God, and
pray for us all: it was the Second Order that St. Dominic first established,
before he sent forth the first two priests into the world to combat the
heresies of the day. The sisters and the lay people of the Third Order live
in, but are not of, the world, sanctifying their secular vocations by
offering all to and for Our Lord, interspersing their daily work with prayer
and praise, approaching others with love as they share the Truth which the
fathers preach. We are all one family, we followers of the clear-thinking,
humble, obedient, most loving Dominic.
The Blessed Margaret
of Castello, OP Chapter of the Third Order meets at Our Lady of the Valley,
1122 W. Linden St, Caldwell, Idaho at
11:00 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month to pursue study, to share
ideas, and to praise God together. Many avocations are represented
(journalism, teaching, nursing, military service, homemaking) and many
ministries (pro-life action and legislation, business ethics, religious
education). This Chapter was founded in 1998 in Boise, Idaho.
To learn more about
this chapter, contact a member you may call John at (208)375-2532 or Phil at
(208)362-0894. Or, you may email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be delighted
to meet you. Blessed Margaret of
Castello OP Chapter, 3995
Sheringham Drive, Boise, Idaho, 83704.
Praise * to Bless * to Preach