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 Pat Duffy. OP reminds us that some years are just not that merry. She invites us to an afternoon with #signsofjoyandhope during this Advent season.

Amidst the hustle and bustle of preparations for Christmas there seems to be a subtle pressure to “get it all done” and have “the best Christmas ever.” For some this Christmas is just a little harder than in past years. The losses and struggles of living and loving can make the holiday season a particularly difficult time. So on Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 1 to 2:30 pm, come together to reflect and pray for the grace to welcome Jesus just as we are. Come for yourself and bring a friend who needs a word of hope and encouragement. We will gather at St. Gerard Majella Parish Chapel on Terryville Road in Pt. Jefferson Station. RSVP to sisterpatduffy@gmail.com to reserve a place.
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Millennials are awesome! These Dominican Young Adults spent this weekend singling, jingling bells and spending quality time with our Sisters! Sitting together chatting over reflection questions about what Christmas means to them -- the Sisters inspired the young adults, and the young adults inspired the Sisters!
This was the Molloy College Chapter of DYA...we are looking to start new Chapters. if you are interested in finding out more information, message us.
Advent and Christmas Blessings!
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Join us in this prayer asking for the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe on her Feast Day:
Oh God, you have been pleased to bestow upon us unceasing favors by having placed us under the special protection of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary. Grant us, your humble servants, who rejoice in honoring her today upon earth, the happiness of seeing her face to face in heaven...
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The tradition continues! For the third year in a row, vespers for the month of November (at the Motherhouse of the Amityville Dominicans) were celebrated and led by the Molly Chapter of Dominican Youn...

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017,
Our Lady of Guadalupe:
Zechariah 2:14-17; Romans 8:28-30; Luke 2:15-19
It is difficult to overestimate the intensity of feeling, the depth of meaning associated with today’s Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe among those tracing their spiritual heritage to Mexico. It is not easy to simply define who she is or what she means to millions of people living, not only within Mexico, but far beyond her borders.
The image of the Virgin, impressed upon the mantle of Juan Diego, bears the many distinctive features that we have come to associate with this miracle of grace and conversion. The long flowing robe, hands clasped in prayer, her belted waist revealing a mother pregnant with new life. But it is her face, her face that is most remembered, for she bears the features of those people who gave birth to Juan and with whom he lived. The lovely Lady was one of them.
“Who am I that the mother of my Lord should come to me?” These words of Elizabeth from the gospel of Luke might well have been on the lips of Juan Diego. Who am I, that such a thing should happen to me? That the Lady should come from heaven, to me?
As an author once said, Mary is not the great exception; she is the great example. Jesus Christ is the Savior; she is the image of one who is saved. She comes to Juan, and to others throughout history and remains before our eyes as if to say, “What I am, where I am, you also shall be.” Yes, you, even you who think yourselves unworthy of a visit from the Lord himself, you shall share his glory.
What if we were to imagine the Virgin with our face, or that of our sister, mother or friend? “Who am I that the mother of my Lord should come to me?” She is one like us. She comes to tell us we are to be numbered among those saved by the Savior. Yes, even we who think ourselves unworthy of the Lord.
By Rev. Richard Gabuzda
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