[This article originally appeared on the website of the Dominican Order.]
Having fulfilled the requirements of LCO 257 and 258, the Master of the Order, fr Bruno Cadoré has raised the General Vicariate of St Catherine of Siena in Ecuador to the status of a Vice-Province with all rights and obligations.
This was done with the due consultation of the General Council of the Order and it takes effect from the 8th of August 2014, the day of its promulgation. This decision is part of the process of the restructuring of the Order.
With the mandate of the General Chapter of Rome (1583), the brothers from Peru and Colombia began the Dominican life and apostolate in Quito, Ecuador and the first community was erected in 1586. Now there are about 42 brothers with 2 convents and 7 houses in the Vice-Province.
(11 August 2014)