Who We Are
Dominican Contemplative Nuns
We are a group of Dominican Monastic Women seeking God in community, in mutual trust, respect and love. We do this centered on the Word of God, in continuity with the ancient monastic tradition and with sensitivity and flexibility to contemporary needs. Fundamental to our life is the daily celebration of the Liturgy, centering in the Eucharistic sacrifice of the mass and extending throughout the day in the singing and chorale recitation of the Divine Office, the Rosary, Study, Prayer, Work and Recreation.
We seek God by observing the norms of the contemplative life, by maintaining our withdrawal from worldly distractions by enclosure and silence, by working diligently, studying the truth eagerly, searching the Scriptures with ardent heart, praying intently and willingly practicing penance. By this way of life we press onward to that perfect love of God and neighbor which is effective in caring for and obtaining the salvation of all people.
The Dominican Order to which we belong, consists of friars, nuns, sisters and tertiaries (laity). The friars, sisters and tertiaries of the Order are "to preach the name of Jesus Christ throughout the world" (Pope Honorius III, 18 Januarii 1221). We the nuns are to seek, ponder and call upon him in solitude so that the word proceeding from the mouth of God may not return to him empty, but may accomplish those things for which it was sent. (cf. Is.55:10).