Introducing a new vocations website for the Order of Preacher (OP) in Vancouver and Western Canada
St. Dominic’s zeal was motivated to preach the Gospel of salvation which is our mission as Dominicans, and the charism of St. Dominic we want to share.
To follow the footsteps of St. Dominic requires men of courage: to confront the world, to confront our communities, to confront ourselves. We are in constant need of spiritual purification. St. Dominic began with the desire to spread the Gospel, but he did not start with grandiose convents. Instead, his followers gathered in communities to pray, to study the Word of God, to preach, and to live together in community.
Are you called to follow the footsteps of St. Dominic?
Please feel free to connect with Fr. David Bellusci, OP the Director of Vocations for OP in Vancouver and Western Canada.
OFF THE PULPIT- Catholic Radio - July 2023
In this episode, Fr David Bellusci, OP speaks about the 2023 World Youth Day held at Lisbon, Portugal, and one of its patrons, in particular, a 20th century Lay Dominican who is on his way to Sainthood – Blessed Pier-Giorgio Frassati, also known as The Man of the Eight Beatitudes.
Click below for more reflections on Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati:
For thou hast created us for thyself,
and our heart cannot be quieted till it may find repose in thee.
St. Augustine, Confessions 1.1