As members of the Dominican Family, we partake abundantly in the incredibly rich Dominican heritage of 800 years, living our Dominican life in the context of the New Evangelization in this third millennium – thus the “new”.
Responding to God’s Call
We were founded in 1997 to spread the witness of religious life across the country in response to St. John Paul II’s vision for a New Evangelization.
The Life of St. Dominic
Our Dominican roots can be traced back to a dynamic man of the Gospel – who, in many respects, remains a more “hidden” saint behind his more well-known contemporaries. This dynamic father and founder, to whom a special charism was entrusted by the Holy Spirit to found an Order for the building up of the Church and sanctification of its members, is Dominic de Guzman, often called the Doctor of Truth.
Saints of the Order
Our Dominican family is rich in saints and blesseds who have left us heroic examples of fidelity to Christ and His Church.
Saint Catherine of Siena | Saint Hyacinth | Blessed Jordan of Saxony | Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati | Pope Saint Pius V | Blessed Reginald of Orleans | Saint Rose of Lima | Blessed Sadoc and Companions | Saint Thomas Aquinas
Prayers for the Faithful Departed
The Holy Souls in purgatory hold a special place in the Dominican charism. Dominicans have been praying for the deceased family, friends, and benefactors of the Order for centuries. We embrace the faithful departed in regular prayers offered for the dead. Our deceased benefactors are lifted up in prayer in a particular way, through special prayers recited throughout the year.
September 5th is the “Anniversary of Deceased Friends and Benefactors”. On this day, the Sisters pray special prayers (the Office of the Dead) and chant the “Libera” (ancient prayer for the dead). Below you will find a list of the prayers we offer up throughout the year for deceased benefactors.