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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When you work in the fields of the Lord, what's better than extra hands to help? Today -- July 19 -- more than 45 students from the Middle School Camp Service at OLPH helped pull weeds in the fields of Homecoming Farms, attended Mass and visited with the Sisters. This week-long camp at OLPH helps to teach these students about living out the Corporal Works and Spiritual Works of Mercy. They chose to visit here because of the long history of Dominican Sisters teaching at the parish school which is now closed, said Ann Marie Wagner, the leader of the program. ... See MoreSee Less

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NEWS FROM Bethany House -- which houses homeless women and children on Long Island (It was started by the Dominican Sisters of Amityville in 1978.) Several years ago, one of our volunteers got an idea to offer gently used costume jewelry to Bethany’s children to give to their mothers on Mother’s Day. She gathered jewelry from her friends, her friends’ friends and her mother’s friends. One Mom received one piece of jewelry from their child.

Then a high-end boutique, Lucky Finds Boutique, in Rockville Centre, held several drives collecting new and used costume jewelry.

So many items were received, that the Moms now receive 4 pieces of jewelry (Necklace, Bracelet, Pin and Earrings). Jewelry is now distributed at Mother’s Day, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day celebrations here at BHNY.
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Teenagers using their hands and heart to help out at our organic farm here at the Motherhouse in Amityville: Homecoming Farm.
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Last Saturday, Teens in Action joined the Homecoming Farm volunteers in managing weeds. They donated their time both on the farm and visiting with some of the Sisters at Dominican Village. What a grea...

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We took a field trip to the largest green roof in New York City. Then we imagined what the city could be like if all of its roof space was green.

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