The Dominican Friars (priests and brothers) began as a religious Order in the south of France in the early 13th century. We were founded by Dominic Guzman.

Today, 800 years later, Dominicans can be found in many parts of the world doing the work for which St. Dominic founded his Order. This way of life, over the centuries, has produced a multitude of friars, sisters and laity who have been canonised by the Church. Among these are Thomas Aquinas, Albert the Great, Catherine of Siena, the artist Fra Angelico, Martin de Porres, Rose of Lima, Lorenzo Ruiz, and Vincent Liem.