St Dominic & Book

Friars, Contemplative Nuns,

Active Sisters, Laity

The purpose of the Order was expressed in 1221 by Pope Honorius III when he wrote to St. Dominic 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 Word of God, preaching the name of our Lord Jesus Christ throughout the world."

The Order of Preachers founded by St. Dominic "is known from the beginning to have been instituted especially for preaching and the salvation of souls." Our life is focused around Liturgical prayer, common life, life-long study and the preaching of the gospel.


Convento Santa Sabina

  Piazza Pietro d'Illiria 1  
  00153 Rome, ITALY  
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