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The Catholic Dominican Difference

Saint DominicWho are the Dominicans?

The Order of Preachers, also known as the Dominicans, was founded by Dominic de Guzman in the 13th century. The founding of the order was a bold experiment that integrated contemplation and rigorous study with an itinerant life of teaching and preaching. This is our charism, our gift.

What is the Dominican vision for higher education?

  • The pursuit of truth
  • Study and contemplation
  • Seeing God in all things
  • Compassion and Justice
  • Engaged scholarship

How will studying at a Dominican university benefit me?

  • Nuturing a contemplative spirit
  • Promoting the arts
  • Making connections
  • Preaching justice
  • Building community
  • Cultivating diversity
  • Inspiring compassion
  • Promoting the common good

The Founding of the Dominican Order

Order of Preachers, more commonly known after the 15th century as the Dominican Order or Dominicans...
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Founding of the Monastery of the Holy Cross

The Monastery of the Holy Cross in Regensburg, Germany.  Founded in 1233 by Blessed Jordan of Saxon...
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Dominican Sisters Head to America

In 1853, four nuns from Regensburg took ship for America, to provide Catholic education for the chil...
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Sisters of St. Dominic of the American Congregation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Founded

It is from St. Dominic Academy and its convent in Jersey City that the Sisters of St. Dominic of the...
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The Sisters of St Dominic Move to Caldwell

The founding prioress, Mother Catharine Muth, brought the sick of the community and soon the novices...
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