Welcome to the Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville

We Dominican women religious, called to be signs of joy and hope, commit ourselves to incarnating the Gospel, deepening our life of prayer, searching for truth, discerning the needs of the Church, and ministering to the people of God.


We offer the world our commitment to preaching the gospel, passing on the charism, and proclaiming the dignity and interconnectedness of life.


In 1853, four Sisters from Holy Cross monastery in Regensburg, Germany set sail for the United States to teach immigrant German children.

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Religious Formation is a time to measure your dreams and desire to serve God; to see yourself as part of the Dominican Life in prayer, community, study and mission.

Laudato Si Action Platform

Commitment to Pope Francis' Laudato Sí Action Platform

On Sunday, December 12, 2021, the Congregation’s Leadership Council signed the Laudato Sí Action Platform (LSAP) Public Statement. In the document, the Dominican Sisters, Associates, and Young Adults of Amityville, New York, publicly commit to respond to Pope Francis’ invitation to participate in a seven-year journey toward sustainability and integral ecology by developing a plan and concrete actions in union with the seven goals of the Laudato Sí Action Platform.
  As we accept our responsibility to care for creation, we challenge individuals, corporations, and governments to respect the rights of every person; make ethical decisions and steward the environment. The Sisters often respond to global concerns by taking a corporate stance, a statement of principle with recommendations for change.
To view the letter signed by the Sisters and their Yearly Action Plans and Reports, click here.
To view a list of our Corporate Stances, click here.