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.
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 Si’ Action Platform. To view the letter signed by the Sisters and the Year One Action Plan, please click the button above. 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 a list of our Corporate Stances please visit the About Us page.