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Who are Dominican Laity ?

There are historic Catholic spiritual paths to holiness that are primarily centered around mission rather than mystical marriage. Dominican spirituality is such a path, centered as it is around the apostolic mission of preaching and being useful to the souls of others.

The idea of study as contemplation and St. Dominic's own habits of prayer on the move could be your model. Being of use to others can be the center of one's spirituality and of your prayer life.

The study prescribed by the Dominican Order is intended "to be useful to the souls of our neighbors," to quote the prologue of the Friars' Primitive Constitutions.


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