Lay Dominicans. have developed a Charter of values and practice and are a recognised branch of the Family. The focus is a shared vision as a lay Dominican Group and supporting, encouraging and nourishing those attached to our group.
Community groups meet in various parts of Aotearoa New Zealand:
* In Auckland an “Faith at the Interface of Life” Group meets monthly. It is for those who are concerned to be true to things that came out of Vatican II, especially related to the document on the church in the modern world. Members of the group take turns to give input on and facilitate sharing on a number of topics that fit with the overall theme.
* Lower North Island Groups gather at Kapiti Coast and Palmerston North
* A Christchurch group gathers on a regular basis for community support and study and reflection.
* Dominican Pilgrims, a small group in Dunedin meets to reflect on Dominican Spirituality and the members practice of this.
* A Dominican Family group has been meeting at Korimako Dominican Ecology Centre, Invercargill, once a month. For 2015 it is on the first Thursday of the month where possible. We follow the Dominican four pillars foundational value of community (beginning with a shred meal at 6pm), study, prayer and action.
* A young mothers group with their pre schoolers has been formed to meet here at Korimako, Invercargill on a Tuesday to pray, help in the garden and finish with a lunch. They call it NOURISHED BY NATURE and aim to nourish each other with ideas for healthy gardening and eating as well as deepening their spirituality.New members are always welcome.
View the Lay Dominican Charter here: Lay Dominican Charter – 2018
View the Letter of Recognition from the Dominican Sisters here: Letter of Recognition from Dominican Sisters