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Dominicans in Nigeria & Ghana

The Roman Catholic Religious Order known as the Order of Preachers or Dominicans was founded in 1216 by St. Dominic de Guzman. The Order was founded to preach and to combat heresies in the Church. The Order spread to many countries as provinces.

The Order came to Nigeria in 1951. The Dominican Province of St. Joseph the Worker (Nigeria & Ghana) comprises over 144 friars and is the only Province of the Order on the African continent. Blessed with an abundance of vocations, we strive to live out our Dominican and Thomistic traditions as we face the challenges of modern-day West Africa.

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 News & Events:

Bishop Ayo-Maria Atoyebi, OP to mark 70th Birthday in December
(Nov 21, 2014) -

Our brother, the Bishop of Ilorin Diocese, His Lordship, Most Rev. Dr  Ayo-Maria Atoyebi, OP will mark his 70th...

Friar Julius Chibuzor Nwaibe, OP Goes Home
(Nov 02, 2014) -

With hope in the future resurrection, the Dominican Province of St. Joseph the Worker Nigeria and Ghana paid her last respect to one of her friars on...

Simple Profession 2014
(Aug 31, 2014) -

With the joy of those who welcome new born babies into a family, the
brothers of the Province of St. Joseph the Worker, Nigeria and Ghana celebrate...

Solemn Profession 2014
(Aug 11, 2014) -

Whenever there is a celebration of profession of vows, it is an indication that the future of that institute is secure. It assures us that the tradition...

A Grand Celebration of the Feast of St. Dominic in the Dominican House of Formation, Ibadan
(Aug 11, 2014) -

The celebration of the solemn profession of our brothers on the 6th  of August this year may be termed providential because it gave way for the...

Priestly and Diaconate Ordinations 2014
(Aug 07, 2014) -

It was yet another period of joy, laughter and praise to God Almighty as the Dominican
Province of St. Joseph the Worker, Nigeria and Ghana, celebrated...


 Community News:

Mafoluku Priory welcomes newly assigned brothers
(Nov 18, 2014) - MAFOLUKU

The friars of St. Joseph Priory, Mafoluku are glad to have in their midst, two newly assigned brothers in the persons of Brother Patrick Morrison and...

Rosary Processions by the Friars of the Dominican House of Studies, Ibadan
(Oct 30, 2014) - IBADAN

In commemoration of the special patrimony handed to us by our Father Dominic, the Dominican friars of the Dominican house of studies, Ibadan, embarked...


 

In our Institute, the Thomist tradition is brought into conversation with other philosophical and theological approaches in addressing the problems of our time.


 

Owing to our rich intellectual heritage, we propose to have a Dominican University in Nigeria. Integrity, Ideas, Skill, Passion and Faith come together in training a person.


 

How wonderful are the feet of those who bring Good News. Lend us a hand in training the future heralds of Good News.


 

The Catholic Faith Forum has been taken to over 20 higher institutions across the country. This brings the Dominicans to bear on the Nigerian Audience.


 



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