Are the Dominican Friars?
to the worldwide family of friars, sisters, nuns and
laity which comprise the Order
of Preachers (also sometimes referred to as "the
Dominicans"). Founded in 1216 by St.
Dominic de Guzman, the Order of Preachers was created
in response to a desperate need for informed preaching.
800 years later, we continue to live out Dominic's vision
of a a group of preachers bound by a common life of
prayer, community, study and preaching.
The work of the friars takes many forms, as Dominican
men try to respond to the particular needs of the Church
of the United States. Domincan friars staff parishes
and participate in campus ministries at both secular
and Catholic schools of higher education; they are engaged
in various forms of the preaching apostolate, such as
specialized retreats, missions and workshops; they publish;
are chaplains to hospitals and convents; and have missionaries
in various places around the world.
There is no talent or interest
which is unimportant, since each Dominican gives of
his own capabilities to further his salvation and that
of those among whom he ministers. Moreover, each ministry
is believed valuable, for each allows God's presence
to become more evident and celebrated in the world.
[adapted from source: opwest.org]
Bill Garrot, OP
487 Michigan Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20017-1585
Andrew Carl Wisdom, OP
1909 S. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60608
Fr. John Pitzer, OP
1421 N. Causeway Blvd
Metairie, LA 70001
837-2129 ext. 12
Fr. Steven Maekawa, OP
5890 Birch Ct.
Oakland, CA 94618-1626