The following organizations are affiliated with the Dominican Order, or are departments of the province that support our mission in various ways.
The Society for Vocational Support, Chicago, IL
The Society for Vocational support exists to encourage both prayerful and financial support of the educational, spiritual and community formation of men as they prepare for full communion in the Dominican Friars, Province of St. Albert the Great. While each calling is unique, men take between 6 and 8 years to fulfill this portion of their calling to Dominican life. Financial and spiritual support are critical to this journey, and it is through SVS both of these are accomplished.
The Saint Dominic Mission Society, Chicago, IL
The St. Dominic Mission Society supports the provinces work in the mission, especially the needs of brothers ministering in the Province of ST. Joseph the Worker in Nigeria and the Vice Province of Bolivia. The Mission Society also helps the Province provides funding for the education of Dominican students in Bolivia
From the earliest days of the Order, lay men and women have been an intrinsic part of the Dominican Family, gathered to share the Dominican mission and way of life. In whatever lifestyle they find themselves, married or single, Lay Dominicans enrich the Dominican Family with their passion for the Truth, their love of Dominican prayer and apostolic zeal.
Lay Dominicans have a direct role in the preaching mission. Many pursue degrees in theology or liturgy, are engaged in justice ministries and fully participate in St. Dominic’s call to contemplate and share with others the fruits of contemplation. Lay Dominicans preach primarily in the marketplace or wherever our station in life finds us. We preach by our lives and example, and when opportunity arises, with our voices as well. Dominican Lay men and women pursue study, particularly in theology, Scripture, and catechesis in order to preach well when called upon to do so.
The Lay Dominicans make promises to follow The Rule of the Lay Chapters of St. Dominic and the Particular Direction of the Province in which they live. They meet in community regularly and participate with the friars, nuns, and sisters, as well as the Church in general, in praying the Liturgy of the Hours. They engage in active apostolates such as letter-writing on issues of peace and justice, ministry to the poor, liturgical ministries, teaching, authorship, and spiritual counseling. They endeavor to live lives of simplicity and generosity.
The Colorado Dominican Vocation Foundation, Denver, CO
The Colorado Dominican Vocation Foundation (CDVF) is a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization that was established in 1998. The CDVF promotes Dominican vocations by providing spiritual and financial support to the men (novices) studying to become brothers or priests in the Dominican Central Province of the United States.
Dominican Ecclesial Institute (D+E+I), Albuquerque, NM
The Province of St. Albert the Great also promotes a unique collaborative ministry of education and adult faith formation with the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and through this apostolate of the province. (Learn More)
The Holy Name Society
The Confraternity of the Most Holy Names of God and Jesus (Holy Name Society) promotes reverence for the Sacred Names of God and Jesus Christ, obedience and loyalty to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church, and the personal sanctification and holiness of its members. The Society came to be associated with the Dominican Friars after Blessed John of Vercelli (1205-1283) was asked by Pope Gregory X to promote devotion to the Holy Name.
Members are called to contribute to the evangelization mission of the Church and to make perpetual acts of reverence and love for our Lord and Savior. The apostolate of the society is to assist in parish ministries by performing the Corporal Works of Mercy: to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, give drink to the thirsty, shelter to the homeless, tend the sick, visit those in prison, and bury the dead; as well as the Spiritual Works of Mercy: to convert sinners, instruct the ignorant, counsel the wayward, comfort the sorrowing, bear adversity patiently, forgive offenses, and pray for the living and the dead.
Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary
In his letter Ubi Primum (1824) Pope Leo XIII wrote, “The Dominican Order, which from its very beginning has been most devoted in honoring the Blessed Virgin, and by which the institution and propagation of the Confraternity of the Rosary was accomplished, holds as its inheritance all that belongs to this devotion.”
The Confraternity has existed for over 500 years. It began in the 1470s through the preaching and devotion of Blessed Alan de la Roche, O.P., to the Blessed Mother. It quickly spread throughout the world. Over the centuries Catholics have grown in the relationship to Christ and his Church with the Help of Mary and her Rosary under the direction of the Dominican Friars.
Individuals may enroll in the Confraternity by contacting the Provincial Office of any of the four American Dominican provinces (e.g., email@example.com). A handbook for the Confraternities of the Most Holy Rosary in the Province of St. Albert the Great is available at New Priory Press (www.newpriorypress.com).
Priestly Fraternities of St. Dominic
Priests may affiliate with the Dominican Friars, especially as a way of nurturing their own spirituality, their life of study and their preaching, by joining the Priestly Fraternity of St. Dominic. For further information, please call 312-243-0011 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to see the Rule of the Priestly Fraternities of St. Dominic