From the beginning of the Order, Dominicans have committed themselves to education. St. Dominic himself sent his brothers to university centers both to teach and to learn. Study was an important ingredient in the regular life of the brethren. The preachers understood their ministry to involve the proclamation of the Gospel and the education of others in the truths of the Catholic faith.
The Province of St. Albert the Great continues this tradition by teaching in high schools, colleges, universities, and at Aquinas Institute, its graduate school of theology, as well as in adult education at parishes and campus centers. Many members of the province have been and continue to be committed to research, writing, and publication and are recognized in the areas such as scripture, theology, and medical ethics, among others.