Entries by Luuk Dominiek Jansen OP

The Dominican Brother

Some men join the Order without feeling called to the ministerial priesthood. These brothers continue to live their Dominican vocation in the service of the Order and the church. They […]

The Vowed Life

As Dominicans, we live a vowed life. On the day when a Dominican friar makes his first profession (at the end of the novitiate year) he promises obedience to God. […]

The studentate

A novice, on successful completion of the novitiate, makes simple profession – normally for three years. He takes just one vow, that of obedience, but that includes the obligations of […]


When men are accepted into the Dominican Order, they begin a process of initial formation that normally lasts about seven years. Formation begins in the novitiate community. The novitiate year […]