About Us

We are Preachers – Dedicated to Proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Our Founder

Saint Dominic de Guzman, a famously joyful friar and preacher, founded what was to become a ground-breaking religious order on a global scale...

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Our Order

The Dominicans are professed religious men and women who are dedicated to preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world.

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Our Province

From the very beginning, the territory of the Western Dominican Province has been a place in great need of evangelization and missionary activity.

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Our Way of Life

Stephen of Salanhac, O.P., described the Dominican friar as “a canon by profession, a monk in austerity of his life, and an apostle by his office.”

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The Provincial’s Message

from the Very Rev. Fr. Christopher Fadok, O.P.

On behalf of all the Dominican Friars of the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus, welcome!

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Our History

Celebrating 800 Years of Preaching for the Salvation of Souls


Commissioned & Sent

Pope Honorius III gave official approval for the creation of the Order of Preachers


Starting a Province

Dominicans first arrive in California and proclaim the Gospel to miners during the Gold Rush


Today and Beyond

Dominicans continue to profess the name of Jesus throughout the world