[quote=hurst]Actually, for the Dominicans it is “Laudare, Benedicere, Praedicare” (To Praise, to bless, to preach).
A second one is “Veritas” (Truth).
The third one is “Contemplare et contemplata aliis tradere” (To contemplate and share the fruits of contemplation)
I often summarize the charisms of three orders this way:
Benedictines - Judgment
Franciscans - Poverty
Dominicans - Truth (light of science)
See with what judgment Benedict ordered his ship; see with what perfection and order of poverty Francis ordered his ship, …Now look at the ship of your father Dominic, … he took the light of science in order to extirpate the errors which had arisen in his time, thus taking on him the office of My only-begotten Son, the Word. …
The Dialogue of St. Catherine of Siena (p. 122)
Thank you Hurst for the link to The Dialogues especially…I was educated in College by Dominican nuns and the mottos stay with me to this day at a ripe young 60!