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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HAPPY EARTH DAY!!! (SUNDAY) We pray that this Earth Day -- out of great love of nature -- that you make one change, do one thing to make a difference. Whether its planting native organic milkweed for the Monarch Butterflies or doing a beach clean up or reconsidering our relationship with plastic. IF YOU HAVE OTHER GREAT IDEAS -- please share them here! YOU CAN MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE! ... See MoreSee Less

Illustration by Maurice Sendak from Open House for Butterflies by Ruth Krauss

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S. Karen Lademann honored with Trinity Award!
How proud are we of our S. Karen Lademann who was honored on April 9 as one of three recipients of the first annual Trinity Award! The TRINITY HUMAN SERVICES CORPORATION was founded in 1979 in our beloved Most Holy Trinity Parish on Montrose Ave. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Karen has served as the President of the Board and has been a faithful witness to the people of that neighborhood for several years. As one guest commented: "S. Karen is a wonderful advocate for the people of Trinity parish." May your preaching continue, S. Karen!
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In these polarized times, a group of Sisters published a book called, "However Long the Night." It tells of a time -- 2009 to 2015 -- when the Vatican Office investigated the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, an organization that boasts 60,000 Catholic Sisters.
It was a challenging and hurtful time for Sisters, which became a sacred time. This is the story of those women who wanted to share those experiences -- including our own Sister of St. Dominic, Mary Hughes, OP. The lessons they learned were brought to light through their prayerful and hope-filled traditions. These practices can serve as a light to anyone in conflict today. Available on Amazon.
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