Preaching is at the heart of the Dominican vocation. It is what is called the principal "charism" of the Dominican Order, and all members of the Dominican Family claim this identity. We are entrusted through baptism and the call within the Order of Preachers to announce the Word of God, to "be the Holy Preaching." This is done through many avenues, including liturgical preaching and other verbal means, but even more so in the witness of our lives. In all we do, from the mundane to the extraordinary, we strive to share the Good News of Christ Jesus with all we encounter.