Who we are?

Somos jóvenes atraidos por la vocación dominicana, dispuestos a anunciar el Evangelio desde la espiritualidad y el carisma de la Orden de Predicadores; motivados por la oración, el estudio y la vida fraterna en la misión común y permanente de la predicacion, como laicos que llevamos el Espiritu de Cristo a las diferentes realidades y contextos. (Cfr. Estatutos IDYM-MJD 2017, 1.1)

Where are we?

Paises Grupos Miembros
ASIA-PACIFIC 4 20 1.580
LATIN AMERICA & CARRIBEAN 17 65 1.226
EUROP 8 30 637
AFRICA 4 23 622
UNITED STATES & CANADA 1 3 145
TOTAL / JUN 2020 34 141 4.210

Do you want to join the Youth Movement?

The movement is open, welcoming and eager to share its spirit and mission with other young people.

We are organized in groups in each country with the support of the Dominican Family.

We are under the responsibility of the Prior Provincial, the Vice-Provincial or Vicar, or the Prioress General or Provincial Superior of a Dominican Congregation.

Some historical date

1216 On 22 December Pope Honorius III approves the Order of Friars Preachers.
1993 The Master of the Order, fr Timothy Radcliffe (1992-2001), promotes the creation of the International Dominican Youth Movement.
1996 World Meeting of Dominican Youth, León (Spain).
1998 The General Chapter of Bologna (Italy) recognized the Dominican Youth Movement as a member of the Dominican Family.
1998 General Assembly, Maynooth (Ireland).
2000 General Assembly, Rome (Italy).
2002 General Assembly, Tolosa (Spain).
2004 General Assembly, Manila (Philippines)
2006 General Assembly, Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic).
2009 General Assembly, Fatima (Portugal).
2011 General Assembly, Rome (Italy).
2013 General Assembly, Bogotá (Colombia).
2015 The Master of the Order, fr Bruno Cadoré (2010-2019), approves the integration of a representative of the IDYM in the International Council for Justice and Peace.
2016 General Assembly, Toulouse (France).
2017 On March 25, the Master of the Order, fr Bruno Cadoré (2010-2019), promulgated the Statutes of the International Council of IDYM-MJDI.
2019 On May 15, the Master of the Order, fr Bruno Cadoré (2010-2019), approved the Statutes of the International Commission of the Dominican Family, in which the Promoter General for the Laity and the International Coordinator of IDYM-MJDI participate.
2020 General Assembly in Nairobi (Africa) is postponed because of the pandemic COVID-19.

International and Regional Council

  • At the international level there is the Dominican Youth Movement Council (IDYM-MJDI), in which we are represented by each of the five regions: Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia-Pacific, Europe and United States-Canada.
  • The International Council has the mission of promoting and strengthening communion and participation among the Youth Movements, in order to achieve a more effective preaching of the Gospel in accordance with the signs of the times.
  • In each country there are national coordinators who, together with their councils, group together the different provinces, vice-provinces and vicariates, whose main objective is to live in communion and participation with the Dominican Family in different ways, in dialogue and sharing permanently with the culture of each country or region, with the desire to dedicate ourselves to preaching through the spirituality and charism of the Order of Preachers. (Cfr. Statutes IDYM-MJD 2017,Preamble)
  • Members
Elijor Benjamin RODIL Coordinator idym@curia.op.org
Nicolás FERRADA Promotor of Formation
Dimitri DÍAZ Promotor of Mission
Mónica MARCO Promotor of Communications
Agyver Yvonne SAWUNYAMA Promotor of Finance
fr Juan Ubaldo LÓPEZ SALAMANCA General Promoter for the Laity
  • Statutes of IDYM

IDYM Statutes - English

IDYM Statutes - Spanish

Les statuts du Mouvement International Dominicain des Jeunes (IDYM) 2017