Active Dominican Sisters
Throughout the history of the Order, women have responded to Dominic’s vision in numerous ways.
The active sister congregations, recognized as belonging to the Order by the Master of the Order, retain various degrees of independence and autonomy.
These active sisters have responded to the needs of their own time and joined together for prayer, study, common life, and announcing the good news of God’s tender compassion through a variety of apostolates.
These apostolates include: education, ministering to people who are sick or who are mentally or physically challenged; evangelization; serving people who are poor, and much else.
Today, faithful women still respond to this call and work locally and across cultures and international boundaries to address new challenges and extend the historic visions of their various congregations.
They draw strength from both personal prayer and heartfelt common celebrations of the liturgy while studying resolutely, looking for the God in all things.
These women know that personal and communal contemplation shapes and supports our witness to the reign of God.
It speaks of our interdependence upon God and one another. Contemplation is the foundation of our lives, our relationships, and our ministries.
These sisters with the nuns, friars and laity, together form the Dominican Family. And it is as a family that we go out into the world preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. But first before any part of our Family can it begins with prayer
Today, there is a vital urgency and need for a profound commitment of Dominican women and men to embrace the mission of the holy preaching with one another.
We are convinced that speaking the truth in love continues the new creation and builds the reign of God here and now in the midst of our broken, fragile world.
And together, we are the Dominican Family and our very lives together and in our ministry and prayer are the Holy Preaching.