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Lay Dominicans

Contact: Dr. Thomas and Ina Carr

About Us

The Ave Maria Lay Dominican Chapter is in the works! 

The general purpose of the Ave Maria Lay Dominican Chapter is to form men and women to serve the Church as Lay Dominicans in the four charisms of the Order: study, contemplation, apostolate, fellowship. Requirements to join include: Catholics in good standing (must have at least one year in that state), age 18 and above, and willingness to live by the "promises" of the Rule (no vows are taken) which include Mass as often as possible, daily Rosary, daily Office or Scripture Reading, mental prayer, and an apostolate (which is broadly understood). From postulancy to full profession is typically a 5-year process.


Our first informational meeting will be on Saturday, November 6, 2021, 1:30-3:30pm at the Mary & Mercy Center. Please share this information to those you think might be interested or will benefit. University students are encouraged to join as well. 

Please contact us with any questions and please add the intention of the Ave Maria Lay Dominican Chapter to your prayers!

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Here are some good links about Lay Dominicans:


Why the Dominican Spirit Now?


The Lay Dominican Call


The Uniqueness of the Dominican Order of Preachers.


Benefits and Obligations as Lay Dominican


Dr. Thomas and Ina Carr