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Dominicans of Canada

Ottawa, June 2018. Provincial Chapter of the Dominicans of Canada

Brother Jean Doutre, o.p., prior of Saint-Jean-Baptiste Convent of Ottawa has been elected Prior Provincial for the Dominicans of Canada, nomination that took effect on June 6, 2018



ZerafaA Homily by Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, for the Feast of St. Dominic

"The rulers of this age, who shape popular culture, are effectively de-evangelizing many of the Christian people"

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ZerafaDominican boils down 700 years of European art history

Written by Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

A fascinating article about Dominican art historian Fr. Marius Zerafa, guest speaker at the Dominian Institut of Toronto this Spring.

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Inter-Europe Order of Preachers Assembly: Lisbon 2012Dominic: Government, Spirituality and Freedom

by Bruno Cadoré, OP

Commentary on the annual theme of the Jubilee (2015)

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Vivian Boland, OPInitial formation: between postmodernity and new evangelisation

by Vivian Boland, OP

The section on formation in the acts of the general chapter of Rome is quite short (chapter VI). It does, however, clearly identify (...)

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Philippe Le Blanc, OP

A Decade of Dominican Presence at the United Nations in Geneva: 1996 - 2006

by Philippe LeBlanc, O.P.

The purpose of the Dominican presence at the UN was to focus on human rights situations in countries where our brothers. (...)

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The Order of Preachers founded in 1216

St. DominicThrough more than eighth centuries the basic ideas and fundamental inspiration of St. Dominic have vitalized the Order of Preachers. In all epochs they have produced outstanding men and women, in some centuries an army of such men and women, in others only a handful.

Few or many, they witnessed to the authenticity of Dominic's insights by their life and works. What the Dominican Order has given to the Church in past centuries, and what it can offer her in the future is vital and necessary, because its mission, entrusted by her - the mission to proclaim the Gospel - touches her own origins and inner being. Preaching the Word of God and proclaiming the name of the Lord Jesus throughout the world will always be needed by the people of God.

It is the Order's high duty to preach, to be concerned with preaching, to wish it to be done in the best way possible, to be distressed when it is not being done, sad when it is not being done well, disappointed when another message is announced in place of God's Word. The Dominican task is to study, explore, and discover better, more effective, and newer ways of disseminating the Gospel message. It will ever be the Order's duty to prepare the way for the coming or deepening of faith in those who hear the message.

Everything the Dominicans do, they must link to spreading the Word of God. Even when doing work that seems only distantly related to preaching, they must motivate it toward the proclamation of the word. They must therefore remain in close touch with the Scriptures, study them, pray them, guide his own life by them, and spread the good news they contain.

(Source : Hinnebusch, Willam A. The Dominicans. A Short History. Mount Salus Press Ltd. 1975.)

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A commentary for each day of the month from the Dominicans of Ireland.

The Word

A daily dose of Dominican preaching from the General Curia in audio format.


Dominican Institute of Toronto

372, Huron Street

Toronto (Ontario) Canada M5S 2G4

telephone : (416) 595-5665

fax : (416) 596-1017

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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

Tel.: (613) 233-5696 #330 Fax : (613) 233-6064

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


tel.: (514) 739-3223 #323 fax: (514) 739-1664

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For over 60 years, the Canadian Dominican Friars have spread the devotion to the Apostle Saint Jude. for more information, please:

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Sunday Mass

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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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."