Fundamental pillars of Dominican spirituality
The Dominican order was founded by St. Dominic first of all for the preaching of the Word of God and for the salvation of souls. However the unavoidable presumption of this apostolic goal is the contemplative dimension of the Order which consists of prayer and religious life in the spirit of community. As Dominican nuns we observe larger seclusion from the world (papal enclosure) which enables sisters to understand the width, high and depth of love of God who sent his Son to save the whole world through him. The contemplative Dominican life is marked by four basic “pillars” which are: common life, liturgical and inner prayer, observance of the vows and study of the sacred truth.