Vision Statement

Mysteria Lucis is a family of believers having a common calling to live according to the spirit and charism of St. Dominic, who was always centred on Christ. This charism includes a spirit of poverty and detachment from material things, and a burning desire to share with others the fruits of contemplation on the Word of God.

Our vision is to foster community life with the key components of prayer, study and fraternity in order to mutually support, empower and equip members for the vocation of preaching, in response to the command of our Lord to “Go out to the whole world and proclaim the good news.” (Mark 16.15)

We meet once a month on the 3rd Saturday of each month, at St. Mary's Church in the rectory basement, 5251 Joyce Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Our meetings are at 9:15am-12:15pm and include Morning Prayer and ongoing Formation Study. Anyone is welcome to drop in and join us.

Who We Are

Introductory video

Mysteria Lucis is the chapter of Lay Dominicans, or lay members of the Order of Preachers, based in Vancouver, B.C., at St. Mary’s Parish. We have come together from diverse backgrounds and from many parishes, seeking a richer spiritual life in the spirit of our father, St. Dominic, and in the company of the Dominican Family. We are called to serve, to attest and to proclaim the truth of the kingdom of God by embracing a simple life and dedicating ourselves deeply to study, prayer, apostolic work and community life. Most of us are active in our own parishes, in ministries of evangelization or compassion such as RCIA, PREP, pastoral care. The Order is also active in promoting justice and peace and care of creation. Scripture, documents of the Church and spiritual writers provide the foundation of our continual effort to know the Truth. We are nurtured by prayer - daily Eucharist and liturgy of the hours, and personal prayer including the rosary, meditation on scripture, personal penance. The community binds us together in the spirituality of St. Dominic, and is a wellspring of spiritual support and encouragement. From there we go out to light the world, living witnesses to a Christian and Dominican life. For anyone striving to be a generous, enthusiastic apostle in the present-day world, and seeking to follow in the footsteps of Christ more closely, the Lay Dominican way of life has a strong appeal!

Our Apostolic work is Lay Evangelization.


To Contemplate and Share with Others the Fruits

of our Contemplation…

St. Thomas Aquinas