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The Dominican Vocation

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The word vocation comes from the Latin word “vocere” which means “to call”. During the sixteenth century this concept was used widely to describe the aspirations of an individual or that of collective humanity, to salvation.

The vocation of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) was expressed by Pope Honorious  III writing to St. Dominic and his brothers and sisters in these words:  “He who ever makes His Church fruitful with new offspring, wanting to make these modern times measure up to former times, and to propagate the Catholic faith, inspired you with a holy desire by which, having embraced poverty and made profession of regular life, you have given yourselves to the proclamation of the World of God, preaching the name of our Lord Jesus Christ throughout the world.

From the above statement a v
     To proclaim the Word of God and preaching the name of our Lord Jesus Christ throughout the world.


These three points give us the central vocation of the Dominican life, which St. Dominic points out to us when  says, “for the Order of Friars Preachers is known form the beginning to have been instituted especially for preaching and the salvation of souls.”  Yves Congar a France Dominican clarifies this understanding when he says; “Preaching is the Substance of our life and being.


The vocation of the Dominican is to preach.

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 ocation to the Dominican Religious Life is:

To propagate the Catholic Faith.

Embracing poverty and made profession of regular life.


To preach, to bless and to praise.