Vocation Profile - St. Martin de Porres Lay Dominican Community

St. Martin de Porres Lay Dominican Community

Mr. Dennis Musk T.O.P.
3050 Gap Knob Rd
New Hope, KY 40052


Professed members
Year founded1979
Generalate/motherhouseNew Hope, KY
Province/federationSt. Joseph Dominican Province

Louisville, KY
St. Martin de Porres is a community of single persons and families, and are lay or secular Third Order Dominican members. Our community life is based on the desire to live a life faithful to Christ and the teachings of His Church. With a Eucharist chapel available for prayer and adoration, we are able to center our lives around the Blessed Sacrament. As well as being lay Dominicans, we also have the privilege of having a directory, or way of life, approved by the Dominican Order. The main apostolate of St. Martin's is that of evangelization in the spirit of St. Dominic. The community accomplishes this through publications which outline the Church's teachings on topics from family life to doctrine. Catholics United for Life, a nationwide organization founded by our community, promotes the teachings of the Catholic Church on sexual morality, Christian marriage, and the sanctity of human life. Associated with the community is The Center for Law and Justice International, which is devoted to the legal protection of human life and defending First Amendment rights.
Sound mental and physical health: good judgment and common sense. To be faithful to the teachings of the Catholic Church, have a vocation to the charism of the Dominican Order and, if married, to have a valid sacramental marriage.
Postulancy is followed by the novitiate, which is followed first by temporary, then permanent profession.
Age range/limit
Belated vocations?
Yes: At the discretion of the community and with due consideration.

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