Our community life is based
on the desire to live a life faithful to Christ and the teachings of His
Church. We have a chapel and a chaplain where we are able to center our
lives around the Blessed Sacrament. As well as being lay Dominicans, we
also have the privilege of having a directory specifically approved of by
the Dominican Order for the families of St. Martin's.
Mary Frances Musk is
St. Martin de Porres Community's Prioress. She is married to Dennis Musk.
She has nine children and three grandchildren. She is the principal of St.
Rose school and an instructor at the St. Vincent de Paul School of
We believe that
strengthening the family is the heart of strengthening society.
The main apostolate of St.
Martin de Porres is that of evangelization in the spirit of St. Dominic.
We accomplish this through our publications which outline the Church's
teachings on topics from family life to doctrine. We also work with
faithful Catholic Organizations, enabling them to promote the Gospel and a
new Culture of Life through the printed word.
Catholics United for Life, founded in 1974, promotes the
teachings of the Catholic Church on sexual morality, Christian marriage,
and the sanctity of human life. It has thirteen affiliate groups
throughout the United States which also offer alternatives to abortion and
provide educational services.
Center for Law and Justice International is an association
of Christian attorneys devoted to the legal protection of human life and
defending the First Amendment rights. First established as a project of
CUL in 1984 as Free Speech Advocates, CLJI
strives to protect the right to life and the free exercise of religion.