I am a Dominican Friar.
The Dominican Order (also called the Order of Preachers, its official name) is a long-standing order of “friars” or religious “brothers” who take religious vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. The goal of our order is to preach the Gospel and save souls.
You may read more at the following locations:
The International Website of the Order of Preachers: www.op.org
The Website of my Province: www.domcentral.org
Our Dominican House of Studies’ Preaching Website: www.preachingfriars.org
The History of the Order of Preachers via Catholic Encyclopedia: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12354c.htm