The materials contained in this section include the Study Guides that are available for each of the modules presented during the second stage of formation, the Candidacy Stage. Each module is designed to deepen the participant’s knowledge of a topic addressed in the Inquiry Stage or present new information in a way that builds upon those previous experiences.
Each Study Guide describes the purpose of the module and invites the participant into a form of Prayer/Contemplation before further preparation begins for the session. A reading assignment and questions to think about before attending the session is given for Study purposes. Suggestions about how the activities will strengthen the Community and Apostolate pillars of Dominican life are also provided.
Committed attention to each Study Guide will help the Candidate step more consciously into the discernment process within the Dominican group. It will help him/her grow spiritually before, during, and after the actual session.
Please click on the link below for the Study Guide you need. Note that the Candidicay modules were renumbered on September 14, 2012 so that their ordering matches the sequence of modules in Inquiry.
For Inquirers and Candidates: Before You Get Started
Attitude Adjustment Alert
Study Guide for Candidacy Module 1: History of the Order / Symbols and
Traditions of the Order
Study Guide for Candidacy Module 2: Liturgical Prayer
Study Guide Supplement for Module 2: A Personal Response to the
Study Guide for Candidacy Module 3: The Role of the Laity As Modeled by
St. Catherine of Siena
Suggested Readings for Module 3
Study Guide for Candidacy Module 4: Dominican Saints and Blesseds
Study Guide for Candidacy Module 5: Personal Prayer and Contemplation
Suggested Reading for Module 5
Study Guide for Candidacy Module 6: Sacred Scripture and Tradition
Study Guide Supplement for Module 6: I Put My Words in Your Mouth
Study Guide for Candidacy Module 7: Dominican Community and Governance
Study Guide for Candidacy Module 8: Study and the Passion for Preaching
Study Guide Supplement 1 for Module 8: I Put My Words in Your Mouth
Study Guide Supplement 2 for Module 8: "Beggars of the Word"
Study Guide for Candidacy Module 9: Living the Rule
Study Guide Supplement for Candidacy Module 9: Living the Rule
Study Guide for Candidacy Module 10: Living with the Particular Directory