Stories from our Dominican Young Adults

Meet Mary

In 2019, Mary Elizabeth Dristle, along with other Dominican Young Adults, traveled to Puerto Rico to help with relief efforts after Hurricane Maria. Hear about the impact that missionary service in Puerto Rico had on her life.

Meet Salvatore

Salvatore Ubaldini shares his experience serving in Puerto Rico along with Mary and the group of Dominican Young Adults.

In the words of Pope Francis, “Throughout the world, let us be ‘permanently in a state of mission.’” We all have a call to become missionary disciples. When we share our encounter with Jesus Christ, we call this “missionary discipleship.”

St. Catherine understood that the mission field is closer than we think, in our own backyard! Not only did she have a personal encounter with God’s transforming “ever-burning” love, but she was not afraid to proclaim it and go out into the world, a world marred by violence, disease, and corruption, as a missionary.

Christ, to St. Catherine, was a fire that consumes all selfish love. When we encounter Him, we are called to go “outside” of ourselves and be a conflagration of Christ’s love with a FIRE blazing underneath us.

We are empowered to follow (Mt 9:9), remain (Jn 15:4), and go on to make disciples of others (Mt 28:19).

Our young adults are yearning for the opportunity to #FueltheFire of missionary work, but it all starts with an inspirational spark.

Will you help us #FueltheFire of missionary service in our young adults?

Your donation will provide funds to make it possible for our Dominican Young Adults to cover travel costs like airfare, housing and transportation.



To mail a check, please write it out to Dominican Youth Movement USA and mail it to:


555 Albany Avenue

Amityville, NY  11701

Att: Sister Gina Fleming, OP


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Click the video above for an introduction to DYMUSA and our programs!

What We Do

The Dominican Youth Movement USA connects today’s youth and young adults to the Dominican tradition of preaching and the participant’s own call to preach. Through our programs and workshops that offer a time, place, and context for establishing impactful relations, we build faith and strengthen our young people’s commitment to God, community, family, preaching, social justice, and the Dominican Order.

In 2015, DYMUSA brought together five different programs engaging young people of high school age through their young adult years – unifying their support and promoting their collective social impact.



Our Programs

Our organization is new but our programs and workshops are established and well known. Collectively our programs have introduced over 4000 young people to the Dominican Charism.

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Youth Preaching Workshops

At these workshops students are exposed to the different ways we, the people of God, can preach through dance, music, drama, art, storytelling, to name just a few.


Dominican High Schools Preaching Conference

The conference empowers students to discover and deepen the preacher within through prayer, study, community, and the Dominican Family.

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National College “Preaching in Action” Conference

It’s about gathering together to discover how each of us is called to preach the Gospel message in our own unique way.

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Dominican Young Adults USA

DYAUSA provides an environment where young adults can share, explore, and integrate their faith lives.

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Dominican Houses of Hospitality

Communities for young adults who are looking to live with other young adults, pray with other young adults and learn from one another.

DYMUSA needs YOUR help!

As we look to grow the Dominican Youth Movement USA, we NEED your help, passion and commitment. Perhaps you wish to give of your time, talent, or treasure. For more information on how you can get involved, please click on the button below.

Are you a DYMUSA Alumni?

We’re looking to update our database and spread the word about the new work of the Dominican Youth Movement USA.
We encourage you to update your contact information!

“The challenge of evangelization of the young certainly calls on us to promote the groups that may take part in the coordination of these Youth Movements, not as pastoral groups for young people, but rather as groups of young missionaries to the young.”

– Father Bruno Cadoré, Master of the Dominican Order.

DYMUSA Service Opportunities!

Looking for a service opportunity in the Long Island area? Look no further! Click here to learn more about our local service opportunities.

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