“‘We are preachers (said, St. Dominic). It is not what we do. It is who we are.’”
– Fr. Gerard Francisco Timonor, OP
The Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville share their faith with others and ministry is at the very heart of their vocation.
Strengthened by the community, the Sisters strive to promote human dignity and alleviate suffering. Their ministries, both local and global in scope, cast a wide net and offer creative solutions to the complex and often controversial issues of our times.
We Sisters preach through evangelization, teaching, social work, education, social justice, advocacy, and the arts. We are called to a life of peace, justice, and the service of God’s people. This is the Veritas or the Truth of Dominican preaching.
Leaders in elementary, secondary, and higher education, we combine intellectual rigor with a commitment to moral and spiritual development. Reaching beyond the traditional classroom, we share our values and traditions through Dominican youth programs; religious education in local parishes; and programs for immigrant populations for whom English is a second language.
We share a commitment to be responsible members of the universe; to model a sustainable way of life; and to produce food without the use of chemicals, caring for water, wildlife, and people. We endeavor to care for the earth by making decisions in light of God’s love for all of creation.
Our spiritual life can be defined with three simple, yet enormously meaningful phrases: To Praise; To Bless; To Preach. Rooted in both the Word of God and the Dominican tradition of the Catholic Church, we strive for a balance of community, service, spirituality, and study in our daily lives.
Our Catholic faith demands a commitment to justice while challenging institutional and governmental structures that perpetuate injustice. We advocate for the poor and marginalized; immigrants; prison inmates; victims of prostitution, human trafficking, natural disaster, and war. More often than not, we serve as the voice of the voiceless.
Committed to Christ’s healing mission, we believe that wellness extends far beyond the treatment of disease of the body. We embrace the spiritual, psychological, and social aspects of every person. True wellness of the mind and body is an integrated and active process and leads to a more fulfilling life in the service of God.