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Conditions for admission to the Novitiate

Still today young people are choosing the Dominican vocation, in order to join the some 6500 brothers and 40 000 sisters and nuns of the Dominican Family who are present in over 83 countries. The various stages which lead the Brothers to a final commitment in the Dominican Order (or the Order of Preachers) are quite simple and are centered on a fundamental objective: to allow coherent and progressive integration of the principal components of Dominican life. Here is what is required from an applicant who wishes to join our Order :

1. To have the experience of being a disciple of Jesus Christ, and to be committed to His Gospel. In the case of candidates who are recent converts, who have been recently baptised, or who have recently returned to the Faith, they must wait three years before being admitted to the Order (novitiate).

2. To be significantly involved in the Church.

3. To be capable of obedience and solidarity when a mission in the service of the Order requires it.

4. To manifest the aptitudes needed to live in community.

5. To be between the ages of 22 and 40 years old. Candidates above 40 years old must show an exceptional faith journey and faith involvement.

6. To have completed studies at the high school level.

7. Not to have any significant debts, nor to be in the process of paying off debts before entering the novitiate.

8. To have lived independently and responsibly before entering the Order.

9. To show evidence of affective maturity to live a life of chastity in consecrated celibacy.

10. To be in good physical and psychological health.

11. To have practical knowledge of French and English.

12. To be a Canadian citizen, or already admitted in Canada as a Permanent Resident


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Dominican Institute of Toronto

372, Huron Street

Toronto (Ontario) Canada M5S 2G4

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Dominican University College of Ottawa

University degrees in Philosophy and Theology

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96 Empress Ave., Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 7G3

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Institut de pastorale des Dominicains is specialized in the formation of pastoral workers, laity and priests, and offers university degrees in pastoral ministry and liturgy.


2715, chemin de la Côte Sainte-Catherine, Montréal (Québec), Canada, H3T 1B6


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Anticipation Saturday: 5:00pm

8:00am 9:30am 11:15am 1:00pm 7:00 pm

5:00pm Youth Mass

St. Mary's Parish
5251 Joyce St.

Vancouver, B.C.
Canada  V5R 4G8
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Phone: 604-435-9611
Fax: 604-439-9413
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Montréal (QC)
Canada H3T 1B6

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Contacts in Ontario and British Colombia


Priory of St Thomas,
372 Huron Street,
Toronto (Ontario)
Canada M5S 2G4

telephone: (416) 595-5665 fax: (416) 596-1017


Saint-Jean-Baptiste Convent,
96 Empress Avenue, Ottawa, ON,
Canada K1R 7G3

telephone:(613) 232-7363 fax: (613) 236-3869


Community of Saint Mary 3396 Auftrey Av.
Vancouver (BC)
Canada V5R 4V9

telephone: (604) 437-1852
fax: (604) 437-1852

St. Mary's Parish:
téléphone: (604) 435-9611

Our mission

Our Constitutions define our mission in the following way: "The principal reason we are gathered together is that we dwell together in harmony and have one mind and one heart in God, in other words, that we be found perfect in charity. . . Our Order is known to have been founded from the beginning expressly for preaching and the salvation of souls. ...This end we ought to pursue, preaching and teaching from the abundance and fulness of contemplation in imitation of our most holy Father Dominic, who spoke only with God or of God for the benefit of souls."