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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What does homelessness look like?

Bethany House of Nassau County Corporation
What does homelessness look like?

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Members of the Dominican Sisters of Amityville leadership were among the 660+ members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) who signed a letter calling upon the President to end divisive rhetoric.
#LCWR2019 #CatholicSisters #respectingothers #womencanpreach
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Today, we celebrate "Assunto," the day Mary in her wholeness was taken into heaven. Like Mary, we trust in God's promised COMFORT, Expanding LOVE, and perfect Unity with others in God.
Let us pray for all those who have died this year:
God, thank you for this life and the time we spent loving each other. Please hold each precious soul, each little star, each precious life in your hand, until we all meet again one day in your Glory. Amen.
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God bless S. Lissie as she continues to broadcast on the radio in Puerto Rico! #womencanpreach #orderofpreachers ... See MoreSee Less

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This week, we celebrated St. Rose of Lima, the Patron Saint of Latin America! Her name was Isabel, but she was called Rose because she was beautiful inside and out. At 20, she joined the Dominican Order as a layperson. (Her parents prevented her from joining as a Sister.) But they could not stop her praying and living for God. During the last years of her life (she died at 31), Rose cared for homeless children, the elderly, and sick in her home. This was a beginning of social services in Peru.
St. Rose of Lima pray for us:
For your depth of Prayer.
For your depth of Love of God and God's people.
For your courage to follow God's calling, while disappointing your family.
St. Rose of Lima, pray for us to bravely -- take action -- so God's world may come.
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