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Greetings to everyone, We have just come from spending several days at a meeting of the DLIPC (Dominican Laity International Provincial Council). This meeting takes place every eighteen months, bringing together the presidents and delegates of the 5 North American provinces; 4 provinces are in the United States, and 1 province, our own, is from […]

By Inessa   It was quite an experience to be part of a Congress of Dominicans from all over the world.  And a little ironic to meet for the first time Canadian Dominicans in Italy!  The Congress was a witness to two primary Dominican characteristics:  it was dialogic, with people speaking openly, disagreeing with passion […]




Lay Dominican Formation My journey of faith with the Dominican family, began  in 1976 at The Church of St. Dominic in Mississauga.  My heart was touched by the ability of the friars and sisters to preach and to live out the Gospel.  They celebrated the different liturgies (Eucharist, Baptism, Vespers etc.) in a very joyful […]

When Dominic founded the Order of Preachers, the premises of the various branches of the Dominican family were already present. Nuns, brothers and lay people participated from very the beginning of the Order in it‘s dissemination. This intuition of a common mission, of complementary charisms have probably contributed in preventing that traces of our father […]


  By Andrea Di Giovanni   Introduction The following is the text of a talk I gave on “Mercy in the Bible” as part of a Lenten series on the Year of Mercy. Creation To begin to talk about Mercy in the Bible, let’s start with Creation. According to Genesis, “In the beginning, when God […]

  When I was asked to address this Assembly of the Dominican Family, I was extremely excited. I am convinced that if we can come to share a common preaching of the gospel, then it will renew the whole Order. But I also felt very inadequate. Who am I to articulate a vision of that […]

“Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another. We do not discover the secret of our lives merely by study and calculation in our own isolated meditations. The meaning of our life is a secret that has to be revealed to […]

What is Love?



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