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.

Mission

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

History

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

Join Us

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.

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Ministries

The Sisters of St. Dominic cast a wide net seeking creative solutions to the complex and often controversial issues of our times.

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.

From the Vision Statement

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In honor of our patroness' feast day -- April 29 -- we will be posting St. Catherine of Siena's amazing wisdom. Please share if you love it! Day #4 ... See MoreSee Less

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In our grasses here at the Queen of the Rosary Motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Dominic, everything is welcome to bloom -- even you!
The motherhouse in Amityville is a place of God, thos who can walk a small prayer labrynth, visit bee hives, watch the work done at our sustainable farm, kneel at our prayer at our grotto.... its's a wonderful place to root your thoughts and see what grows.
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HAPPY FEAST DAY OF ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA!
“If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world on fire!”
-St. Catherine
QUIZ: WAS SHE A RELIGIOUS SISTER?
(No! She was a layperson who ministered with a Dominican group in Italy!)
The feast day of our BELOVED St. Catherine of Siena -- co-patroness of Italy and patroness of our order. Born in 1347, she was the 25th child of the Benicasa family. At the tender age of 6, she saw a vision of Jesus, surrounded by Peter, Paul and John. From that day -- she gave her life to God. She escaped plans for marriage...cutting her hair (in those times, a drastic protest). She insisted on her own room -- a cell -- where she could talk to Jesus and deepen her faith. She saw many visions of him, and listened to his words. At 16, she chose to join a group of Lay Dominicans -- made up of widows. As part of this group, she joyfully ministered with the sick even amidst a plague. Catherine also visited the prisons. She stayed with one prisoner who was afraid to die, holding his head even as he was executed, so that he would die feeling God's love.
The political world and the Church was troubled. Catherine wrote many letters (about 400 survive) -- understanding that these leaders were part of the Body of Christ and needed to do what was right. The pope did not live in Rome but Avignon in France. She advised Pope Gregory (and sought the support of every cardinal who would receive her letters) that he must return to Rome! In 1377, Gregory did return.
She wrote a book, Dialogue, which is an ongoing account of her intimate conversational relationship with the Lord whom she loved as a husband.

At the age of thirty-three, the same age at which Jesus offered Himself on the Cross, Catherine died.
Pius II canonized Catherine. Pius IX declared her, along with Francis of Assisi, the second patron of Italy. In 1970, Pope Paul VI proclaimed her a "Doctor of the Church."
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In honor of our patroness' feast day -- April 29 -- we will be posting St. Catherine of Siena's amazing wisdom. Please share if you love it! Day #3 ... See MoreSee Less

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