The Application Process
The application process is a time of mutual discernment between the candidate and the Province, during which the candidate obtains a greater familiarity with the Order of Preachers, and is able to clarify his own desires and learn more about Dominican life.
See Dominican Life First-Hand
In addition to spending time in prayer and personal study, a candidate is expected to attend a "Come and See" Discernment Retreat and visit the House of Studies and Novitiate for an extended visit.
Request and Submit an Application
After speaking extensively with the Promoter of Vocations, candidates may then request an application. After submitting his application and a brief autobiography, the candidate is interviewed by members of the the Vocation Committee. Applications are normally accepted between January and May for consideration to the Novitiate class of that same year.