Anyone over the age of 18 who is a practising Catholic and not already a member of another religious fraternity or order may apply to join the Dominican Laity.
In the first instance you attend your nearest fraternity where you are welcomed as an ‘Enquirer’ for up to a year. This allows you time to listen, talk and pray and to discern whether you do have a vocation to the Dominicans. You may then apply to be ‘Admitted’ and after a further year of study and prayer you can make your First or Temporary Profession. Three years later, if it seems right for you, you make your Final Profession. This is a commitment for life.
Take a look here to learn more about a Dominican vocation.