Duties and Benefits
The qualities expected of the members of the Dominican Laity are not excessive; simply that they be practicing Catholics, devout, reasonable, prayerful, lovers of the liturgy, loyal to the Pope, conscious of the immense value of their vocation and resolve to persevere in it during their lifetime. Naturally, this requires profound commitment to the Gospel, high moral standards, humility, avoidance of worldliness, a spirit of self-sacrifice and zeal of the eternal and temporal welfare of the neighbor. 
Among the main benefits of being a member of the Dominican Laity are the following: (1) to share in the prayers, penances, and good works of all the members of the three branches of the Dominican Family; (2) to grow in sanctification through a way of life highly recommended by the Church and proven effective by many men and women now counted among the saints and the blessed; (3) to experience the solidarity of one of the great universal families in the Church. 
 Neira, E. (1989). Lay Dominicans' Manual. San Juan City: Life Today Publications.