The Dominican Way

When we say "Dominican" we mean the whole tradition and charism begun with the great Saint Dominic de Guzman who founded the Order of Preachers - whom we call the "Dominicans."

St. Dominic was born in Castile, Spain in 1170 A.D. and died in 1221. The religious order of mendicant (poor travelling) friars and sisters set out to revitalize the faith of the Chruch through preaching and teaching. They became famous for the brilliant scholars, theologians, and saints they produced over the centuries. The Dominicans were and are still known for the many colleges and universities they have founded and taught at.

The Rosary, the great Catholic prayer to Mary the Mother of God, was revealed to and spread by St. Dominic and his Order of Preachers.

The Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville continued the 800 year mission of supporting the Catholic faith through education when they founded Molloy College in 1955. They continue to work and teach at Molloy College in the 21st century inspired by their Dominican charism. 

All people who are taught and work at Molloy College carry on the Dominican mission, as well. They too walk in the way of St. Dominic, who always sought to follow Jesus Christ.