Dominican Practice

The following are the chief sources from which the lay members of Saint Dominic draw strength to advance in their proper vocation, which combines at one and the same time the contemplative and the apostolic:

a. listening to the Word of God and reading the Sacred Scripture, especially the New Testament;

 b. daily participation (as far as possible) in the celebration of the liturgy and participation in the Eucharistic sacrifice;

c. frequent celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation;

d. celebration of the Liturgy of the Hours in union with the entire Dominican Family, as well as prayer in private, such as meditation and the Marian Rosary;

e. conversion of heart according to the spirit and practice of evangelical penance;

f. assiduous study of revealed truth and constant reflection on contemporary problems under the light of faith;

g. devotion to the blessed Virgin Mary, according to the tradition of the Order, to our holy father Saint Dominic and to Saint Catherine of Siena;

h. periodic spiritual retreats.

~ Rule 10

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