Undertaking the task of explaining how “Dominican Life is Contemplative” has been a real challenge (just ask Mark who has read a variety of drafts).
It was one of the oldest and most venerable rules in existence even at that time. It is short and adaptable. Dominic had been living under this rule as a Canon Regular, so it was familiar.
We realized that while there are a lot of resources covering this topic, they are almost exclusively written by and for Dominicans living in community, i.e., not necessarily aimed at the Lay Dominican.
I was sitting in mass not too long ago, and someone offered up a prayer for the religious. It hit me for the first time - I am a religious, and that prayer was for me.
You were called early To chastity and peace,
How do lay Dominicans preach? One way could be through the homily of our lives.
What separates a Lay Dominican from our religious brothers and sisters? One aspect is how we share our charism in the world. There are as many ways to do this as there are Lay Dominicans--this is mine. Our religious brothers and sisters live their Dominican vocation in a very obvious and public way. They are …
Mr. Mark Connolly, OP, MTS Hello! I am a permanently professed lay Dominican. I went through a little over a year of inquiry, a little over a year of candidacy, a little over three years of temporary promises, and became permanently professed earlier this year (2021.) I am 64, married to Rosie, we have two …
What is a Lay Dominican? Many of us are asked this question when people see us wearing a white scapular or pin of the Dominican shield or cross. To quote one of the members of our Chapter, “It isn’t a social club or bible study. People come here to discern joining a religious order.” Then …
Learn how the Dominican Friars have prayed the Rosary for centuries.