Friends :), I am wondering how one would go about finding a Dominican friar locally.
Living in Halifax, N.S., Canada as I do, there are very few Dominicans to be seen. This province is more Anglican than Catholic, of course, but one might expect to see a couple of friars! Either way, the Canadian website of the Dominican Order is mostly out-of-date, and 50%+ of the links there lead to 404 errors. How on Earth do I find these people? :p
Though baptism has not yet reached me, I realise that Dominican spirituality is very close to my heart. Once baptised, my very first action will be to look into their traditions and ideals more closely. I already have a huge devotion to St. Thomas Aquinas, but the general Order itself exerts a singular draw on my soul. It will be impossible to conform myself to them without actually finding a Dominican spiritual director, sadly.
Is there some sort of worldwide directory of friars of the Ordo Praedicatorum? Should I just go asking about the diocesan priests? If there are no Dominicans in Halifax, can we (some day) found a Secular/Lay/Third Order Dominican discernment group for the eventual creation of a local Tertiary congregation? :)