What does O.P. at the end of person's name stand for?


#1

Can you tell me the O.P. after a nun’s name means? As in Sr. Mary Margaret O.P. This is my niece’s new name.


#2

Dear Moira,

It stands for “Order of Preachers” which is the official name for the Dominican Order. So your niece is a Dominican. I happen to be a Domincan also.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.


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