Dominican Laity

The Lay Fraternities of St. Dominic was founded in 1285 to support the works of St. Dominic and his followers in their defense of the Church and the poor.  Today it is represented by Chapters in parishes throughout the world.

As in our Corpus Christi Chapter, lay Dominicans follow the rule of the Order of Preachers, and are distinguished by their spirituality and by their service to God and neighbor in the Church.  The life of a lay Dominican includes prayer,  study, community, and apostolate.

Dominican apostolates include catechesis in a de-Christianized world, evangelization, and the promotion of justice and peace.  The Dominican charism is preaching the Gospel for the salvation of souls and attainment of personal holiness.

The formation of a lay Dominican begins with a period of study as a postulant, followed by a three year period of study as a novice, and concludes with life profession and reception into the Dominican Order.

The Corpus Christi Chapter meets on the second Sunday of the month in the lower level of the Eileen Daly Pastoral Center (enter through the door at the top of the driveway) at 2:30 PM.  All meetings are open to the public, with a suggestion to bring a non-perishable food item for the poor.  For more information, call Helen at 603-431-4425.