About our Vicariate
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.
As a former Master of the Order, fr Carlos Aspiroz Costa OP, said: “The Order was born as a Family. Friars, contemplative nuns, sisters, members of secular institutes and lay and clerical fraternities and other groups in some manner associated with the Order (among these: Dominican Youth Movement - IDYM ; Dominican Volunteers International - DVI) inspire us in the charism of Dominic. This charism is one and indivisible: the grace of preaching.
So, as well as the friars of the Order of Preachers, there are other men and women who share the vision of Dominic and follow in his steps. The many branches of the Dominican family reflect the pervasive and still necessary call to preach the Good News of Jesus Christ to the world. All need to listen to Jesus, so all Christians need to make him heard