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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News & Events

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"To paint Christ one must know him." --Fra Angelico
Today, is the feast of our famous Dominican Brother Fra Angelico who was beatified in 1982 by Pope John Paul II, and was declared patron of Catholic artists in 1984. There are many ways to show our love for Christ -- art is a powerful medium. Have you hugged an artist today?
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The Feast of Fra Angelico is tomorrow-- a Domincan Brother and artist in the forefont of the Rennisance. He painted this famous Annunciation depiction. Here, is a special prayer in his honor. "Creator God, you gifted us with our Dominican Brother Fra Angelico. Help us notice the truth beyond the surface of all things as he did. Give us love for the Scripture he portrayed with beauty. Gift us with the Spirit of compassion and generosity to give all we have in Jesus's name to make known your love. Give us the gift of contemplation to be a holy preaching by our lives. As the family of Dominic, we pray now forever. Amen." ... See MoreSee Less

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"One by one crystals join to link with each other, diversity bringing beauty and unity. If we could only do the same."
A photo by Sister Barbara Schwarz
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Students from the Junior Honor Society at St. Martin of Tours School in Amityville, NY visited with our Sisters on Valentine's Day and made beautiful crafts. Our own Sister Flora San Antonio, OP was overjoyed to see the students as she taught there in 1953 and had seen the parish change and grow. The principal Mrs. Maria F. Martinez said she was moved by the beautiful blessing the Sisters gave to the students, praying over them. We loved the visit and the students are #signsofjoyandhope to us. ... See MoreSee Less

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