“They have as their vocation to radiate the presence of Christ in the midst of the peoples so that the divine message of salvation be known and accepted everywhere by the whole of mankind.”
~ Rule, §1
“Together with the Brothers and Sisters of the Order the members of the fraternities take part in the apostolate; they are to share actively in the life of the Church, and be ever ready to work with other apostolic groups.
~ Rule, §9
“The apostolate is the organic fruit of deep prayer, contemplative study and community action. An apostolate without prayer is just secular social work. But as lay Dominicans, we must actualize our spiritual life in the marketplace.”
~ Mr. Steve Graves, O.P.
“It is for the laity to translate into action the social teachings of the Church. It is for you to develop a culture of truth, in collaboration with the other members of the Dominican Family, which must replace the present culture of lies. This will necessarily involve you in the struggle against injustice, violence, racism, sexism, classism and corruption in all aspects of human life. It will require that you construct new social structures which protect life in
all its stages. It will be your task to reform our mentality in regard to the use of ecology.”
~ fr. Damian Byrne O.P.