Welcome to the website of the Dominican Friars, The Vicariate of Eastern Africa

We are a Catholic Community of brothers witnessing to Jesus Christ and called by the Spirit to establish  Dominican life in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Sudan! We preach the Gospel and form young men into religious life following the spirit of our founder St. Dominic! We are committed to a process of critical integration of values derived from the variety of cultures we represent, so as to respond to the needs of the Church and society in Eastern Africa.

We hope that this website will inform  you about our life and what we do here in Eastern Africa. We also invite you to partner with us in our mission of love and service to God’s people in this parts of the continent.

News Highlights

  • The German Catholic bishops' recently announced that a commitment to initiating a "binding synodal procedure" will be a failure if the prelates do not give up some of their power to the laity, a young theologian has warned.

    Michael Seewald, a 32-year-old professor of dogmatics at the University of Münster, said a successful synod procedure will depend on how the bishops will share power, foster participation and implement a system of checks-and-balances
  • Jean Vanier, founder of the l'Arche and Faith and Light communities, as well as a great friend of people with disabilities, has died. He was 90.
  • Six of the eight seminarians currently in formation with the Mission de France and four of their formators flew to Algeria on April 18. (MISSION DE FRANCE photo)

    The Algerian Catholic Church has fixed May 8 for celebrating the feasts of the recently beatified Bishop Pierre Claverie and his companions, who were assassinated along with thousands of others during Algeria's Black Decade. Returning from Oran, Mission de France seminarians share their insights about the local church and the meaning of its presence in a Muslim majority nation.

    The Mission de France chose a new destination for this year's Holy Week mission.

    "My fellow Jesuit seminarians spent Easter in Rome and those from my own Diocese of Versailles went to Lourdes while I went to Tlemcen and Oran," jokes Ambroise, 29.
  • Email is a wonderful means of communication. Though not as good as meeting someone face to face, it still allows immediate and at times quite intimate contact between people living on opposite sides of the planet. Or it can connect you to some you don't know who just lives around the corner.

    Recently, I connected with an 18-year-old Pakistani lad whom I didn't know but he was living not very far from where I do in Bangkok. His name is Imran (not his real name) and he came to Bangkok 10 months ago escaping the deadly threats of Muslim fanatics in Pakistan.

Want to be a Dominican?

Do you feel Called to dedicate your entire life for the service of God and his people? Are you a good and healthy practicing Catholic? Do you meet university requirements for Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Sudan? Have you finished university? or are you a professional? Do you feel God calling you to preach the Gospel ?


For inquiries write to:
The Vicar Provincial
Dominican Friars
Siena House
P.O. Box 230
Village Market
00621 Nairobi, Kenya
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