We are Preachers – Dedicated to Proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ
Saint Dominic de Guzman, a famously joyful friar and preacher, founded what was to become a ground-breaking religious order on a global scale: a group of men and women whose lives balanced monastic life and active preaching.
Our Way of Life
Stephen of Salanhac, O.P., once described the Dominican friar as “a canon by profession, a monk in austerity of his life, and an apostle by his office.” Although an apt illustration, Stephen’s words require a fuller explanation.
The Provincial’s Message
from the Very Rev. Fr. Mark Padrez, O.P.
On behalf of all the Dominican Friars of the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus, welcome!
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