Our brother, Fr. Patrick Hyde, OP, has a short article on our Dominican vocation in Our Sunday Visitor, available online, in which he says:
For us Dominicans, the personality and spirituality of St. Dominic do not take as central of a role in our lives. Yes, he was a preacher of grace and truth. He lived the evangelical counsels, loved the brethren and immersed himself in the word of God. What he left us, then, was not his own spirituality. He left his sons and daughters a way of life that always pointed the brothers to our mission — preaching for the salvation of souls — our common life, and the Incarnate Word, Jesus Christ.