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Founded in 1216 for preaching the Gospel and the salvation of souls, St Dominic’s Order has now spread throughout the world.

From the earliest days, the Order comprised the Friars, the Nuns (contemplative monastic life for women), and Laity, both single and married (tertiaries). As religious life developed in the Church, the Order came to include many Congregations of Apostolic Sisters. Currently, new forms of incorporation in the Order are developing, such as membership for diocesan clergy, the Secular Institute, and then there are looser forms of association for youth and other lay Catholics. Hence, the Order includes people with a great variety of talents, but from our diverse ways, we work together in the heart of the Church to to preach the Gospel, according to our states of life, and always united in charity and in the mission begun by St Dominic.

Information on the Dominican Family can be found here, and on Vocations to the Friars Preachers can be found here.

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