Our Order

Our Background

In 1985 Bert Ebben, OP and Bernard Dupont, OP started a house in Kisumu, Western Kenya. At the Oakland Chapter in July 1989 Father Damian Byrne, OP asked the four American Provincials to take responsibility to establish the Friars in Kenya and to engage in the work of evangelization. On September 30, 1989, the Provincial Council unanimously accepted the responsibility for this project.


Our Pillar

St. Dominic, the founder of the “Order of Preachers” in the early part of the 13th Century gave his friars guiding principles which were called, “The Four Pillars.” They are the basis of all that we, even now, do in our prayer, study, life and ministry. Simply put, they are just that: Prayer – Study – Community – Ministry.


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