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.



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.

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Sister Annette Sledzaus celebrated her 102nd birthday on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at a lunch in the Milleridge Inn.
The year she was born was filled with history: The United States declared war on Germany; Ella Fitzgerald and John F. Kennedy were both born, Ghandi was adovcating for the poor, Charlie Chaplin was making movies like "The immigrant" and the "Miracle of the Sun" occured in Fatima witnessed by thousands.
We have our own miracle: S. Annette! She celebrated her birthday with Sisters Barbara Seaward, OP, Marie Brady, OP, Kathy Riordan, OP, Kate Thornton, OP and her good friend Janet Catagan. They then attended 5 pm Mass at St. Mary's in Roslyn as Sister Annette's nephew, Father Valentine is a priest there and celebrated Mass. He honored her at the Mass and the parishioners gave her a standing ovation.
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Look at how Maggie is helping the pollinators by planting NATIVE! She earned her Gold Award from work done at our Homecoming Farm! Congratulations MAGGIE!Celebrating Gold Girl Scout Maggie who completed her project at Homecoming Farm. Maggie planted a beautiful pollinator garden and created a colorful and informative booklet for us to distribute. At this lovely event, we laughed and we cried while celebrating family, sisterhood, joy and love; and a very special young woman. Thanks Maggie and Congratulations! ... See MoreSee Less

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After several years of ministry as a staff member, our own S. Laura Arvin has been appointed as the Director of Mount St. Mary House of Prayer in Watchung, New Jersey. Laura's enthusiasm and dedication to retreat ministry and spiritual direction is obvious! God bless you in this new adventure of spirit, S LAURA! ... See MoreSee Less

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This year, our own Sister Kathleen Gallina, completes more than 30 years of ministry as principal in St. Rose of Lima Elementary School in Massapequa. She, in a long line of school administrators, is the final Amityville Dominican to serve as a school principal. Our rich history of presence through school leadership in the Dioceses of Brooklyn, Rockville Centre and Puerto Rico has enriched not only ourselves but numerous children and families as we have attempted to share the four pillars of Dominican life-prayer, service, community, and study. Of this we can be so very sure, the preaching does and will continue in new ways!
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Our own S. Anne-Marie Kirmse's essay about Cardinal Avery Dulles, SJ is a chapter in the book entitled "Forming the Church in the Modern World". Not only is Anne-Marie a contributor to the book as a writer but she is acknowledged by her peers as "the best source of knowledge about Cardinal Dulles"! Copy this link to order the book from Paulist Press. www.paulistpress.com/Products/5423-4/forming-the-church-in-the-modern-world.aspx

Here is a description of the book:
This book gives the reader an appreciation for the faith and life of the church, examining such themes as revelation as received by mind and heart; the nature of theology; the role of culture; and the catholicity of Catholicism that come through in the writings of Avery Dulles.

One of the threads uniting the work of Cardinal Avery Dulles over five decades has been his desire to give a clear and authentic answer to the question: What is the Church supposed to be doing? Dulles received his doctorate in theology in 1960 from the Gregorian University and began teaching at Woodstock as the Second Vatican Council was about to take place—an exciting time to be starting out as a theologian! War and a lengthy Jesuit formation meant that he was already in his forties, but a long and fruitful career lay ahead. Looking back now, this book shows how powerfully the council shaped that career and his writing.
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