Dominican Family

Members of the Dominican Family are called to embody the Dominican charism, seek Truth, preach the word of God, and promote the dignity of all persons. As part of the global Dominican Family they commit themselves to lives rooted in prayer, study, community and preaching. Through their diversity, they strive to grow together as co-creators of justice and peace.

Lay Dominicans play an important role in the global Dominican Family. They are women and men – married, single, divorced and widowed who seek to live the Gospel message in their daily lives through relationships in their homes and workplaces.

Our Dominican Family is made up of women and men who make a commitment to live life through a Dominican spirit, trying to live intentionally as Dominicans. Preaching the “Good News” through one’s work, art and life is the essence of the Dominican Family.

The first step in becoming part of the Dominican Family is to learn more through an informational meeting sharing the excitement and enrichment of the Dominican Family.

St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary

Dominicans from St. Joseph Province, US, were asked to staff St Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Nairobi, in 1963.

The Beginnings

On the left is the late Fr. Thomas Heath, OP from the Eastern Province of St. Joseph and the late Fr. Lewis Shea, OP from the Central Province of St. Albert the Great.  Fr. Tom died in 2005 and Fr. Lewis in 2011. They are both buried at St. Martin De Porres Priory in Kisumu .