Be an Associate

New Associates receive a blessing from the Sisters in Great  Bend, Kansas

Nilda Ramos, OPA, embraces the Dominican mission to preach

Dominican Associates are Christian women and men; married, single, divorced, and widowed; clergy members and lay persons who were first drawn to and then called to live out the charism and continue the mission of the Dominican Order - to praise, to bless, to preach. Associates do not take vows, but rather make a commitment to be partners with vowed members, and to share the mission and charism of the Dominican Family in their own lives, families, churches, neighborhoods, workplaces, and cities. Associates participate in the life of the Congregation through their involvement in prayer, study and ministry. They strive to extend the Dominican presence into the many worlds in which they live. They are engaged in all walks of life and whether they are attorneys, homemakers, teachers, business-owners or factory workers, they try to live their daily lives intentionally as Dominicans. They preach the Good News through the voices of their work, their art, and their lives, following the example of Catherine of Siena, who reminds them:  “Preach the Truth as if you had a million voices. It is silence that kills the world.”

For more information about becoming a Dominican Associate, please contact Associate Conni Dubick ( or Sr. Amy McFrederick ( toll-free at 855.313.3131.

Preach Peace... Build Peace... Be Peace.