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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Want to be part of something important? Nuns Build!!!
This year, Sisters around the country are once again returning to New Orleans to help residents STILL affected by Hurricane Katrina. PLEASE help us raise $75,000 to help a single mother and her two sons who have been waiting to have their home restored. You can be a "restorer" by donating toward the final goal of $75,000. Send a donation to the Office of Mission, 555 Albany Avenue, Amityville, 11701 noting its for NUNS BUILD! THANK YOU FOR YORU KINDNESS -- it helps!
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Msgr. Jim Vlaun from Telecare's Real Food and S. Jeanne pick up some eggplant and compare recipes at our organic sustainable growing project: Homecoming Farms at our Motherhouse in Amityville. To check out REAL FOOD, go to this link! www.telecaretv.org/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=24700&ATCLID=204969182 ... See MoreSee Less

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What does it mean to be a Dominican Sister? A few Sisters give their answers. youtu.be/sWK94BYO4rk ... See MoreSee Less

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"As women of faith, we add our voice to those calling for an end to racist violence in our country and pray that all embrace the reality that each of us is created in the image of God."

This quote comes from the Dominican Sisters Conference "Joint Public Statement Denouncing White Supremacist Terrorist Actions in Charlottesville, Virginia."

As Dominicans, we speak with one voice about the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Here is the full text:
We, the Dominican Sisters Conference, representing approximately 6,000 Catholic Sisters and their associates across the United States, join our voice with the many across the United States who denounce the acts of white supremacist terrorism in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12, 2017.

As Christians and as Americans we are deeply grieved, outraged and troubled by the President’s most recent actions which clearly demonstrate that he is leading the country down a path of increasing hatred and violence. We need to call this violence for what it is and acknowledge that different forms of white supremacy have led to a perpetuation of inequality economically, socially, politically, in education, in health care, and legally under the law for African Americans since 1619. Hate groups such as the KKK have no place in American society.

Under the banner of free speech, hate speech is nothing more than hate and is not American. It is against everything we value as Americans, whether Catholic, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, or atheist. We call on President Trump to reconsider his recent statements that have contributed to division and violent confrontation.

We call upon the members of Congress to exercise their constitutional authority to demand that the President reverse course immediately and stand against every expression of hatred, bigotry, and violence. As women of faith, we add our voice to those calling for an end to racist violence in our country and pray that all embrace the reality that each of us is created in the image of God.

We cannot remain silent for silence is consent. As Dominicans, we hearken to the words of our Dominican Saint Catherine of Siena, “ Preach the truth as if you had a million voices. It is silence that kills the world!”

We commit ourselves to promote nonviolence.
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Once again, S. Diane Capuano took Molloy students to the Big Laurel Learning Center in Kermit, West Virginia to help run a camp for boys. Kermit continues to be one of the poorest rural areas in the nation. Despite the reality of this, the boys had a great week with the students. Between swimming, playing games, going to a country dance, sharing great meals and sitting around a campfire, there was much laughter and certainly memories that will last forever in our hearts! Special thanks to the Associates of our order for the many Gift Cards they collected on behalf of the boys! These cards will be used to buy new school clothes and school supplies for the boys! S. Kathy and S. Gretchen who operate the ministries there, were overwhelmed by the kindness of all of you! ... See MoreSee Less

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