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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Do you love the Rosary? Here is a beautiful variation called the RENEWED ROSARY of meditating on Scripture using an ancient version of the prayer called the Ave psalter (the first half of the Hail Mary) and the German tradition of the "Little Clause." The late Sister Frances Maureen Carlin, Prioress from 1967 to 1973, wrote this and many more mediations of the ROSARY (Check out the RENEWED ROSARY at our Heritage Center.)

MYSTERY -- Jesus' Teachings (With the "Little Clauses" from Scripture)
1. Against Anger (Matthew 5:21-26)
Hail Mary Full of Grace the Lord is with thee, blessed are thou among women and blest is the fruit of your womb, Jesus -- who said, "Go first, and be reconciled" (10x)
2. Love of Enemies (Matthew 5:43-48)
Hail Mary Full of Grace the Lord is with thee, blessed are thou among women and blest is the fruit of your womb, Jesus -- who said "Forgive: you are children of your heavenly Father." (10x)
3. True Riches (Matthew 6:19-25)
Hail Mary Full of Grace the Lord is with thee, blessed are thou among women and blest is the fruit of your womb, Jesus who said "Your heart is where your treasure is."
4. Trust in God (Matthew 6:26-34)
Hail Mary Full of Grace the Lord is with thee, blessed are thou among women and blest is the fruit of your womb, Jesus -- who said -- "Your heavenly Father knows your needs."
5. Avoiding Judgement Matthew (7:1-5)
Hail Mary Full of Grace the Lord is with thee, blessed are thou among women and blest is the fruit of your womb, Jesus -- who said -- "Stop passing judgment."
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HAPPY JUBILEE FRIDAY!
HAPPY 70th JUBILEE to SISTER JENNIE PALMA!!!! (Religious name: S. Flores)

“I can’t believe that I have been a Sister that long,” said S. Jennie Palma. “I hope I lived up to my ideals and have been worthy of my vocation. And I hope I have influenced people to live good lives and to help others.”

Jennie Palma, 90, was born to Mary and Joseph in Jamaica. She was inspired by a childhood friend named Mary who also wanted to become a Sister. The Dominican Sisters taught at her parish, St. Pius in Brooklyn.

Much of her vocation was spent teaching. “I love teaching…I love the students,” she said. She taught on every age level, primary, high school and even college: from reading and writing to foreign languages like French and Spanish! She still sees some of her students who stop by to take her to lunch. “They call me NRA – because I never refuse anything,” she said, with a big smile referring to the meals she accepts!

Now, that she is retired she loves doing crafts, especially crocheting and knitting. She pulls out a beautiful brown and cream-colored blanket. “I don’t know who it’s for, but I’ll find someone,” she said.

But most of all she loves people. Her advice to the upcoming generation is, “Have a goal and work towards that goal and make other people part of that goal. You can be a source of help and inspiration to them.”

She remains close to God with daily prayer and meditation: "I love thinking about God and all his gifts to us.”
HAPPY JUBILEE, SISTER JENNIE PALMA!!!
WE LOVE YOU! YOU ARE A TREASURE!
#SistersofStDominic #signsfjoyandhope #Happyjubilee
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Today is National Farm Day! On Friday, September 29th and Friday, October 6th, 20 students and employees from Molloy College spent the day at Homecoming Farm with our very own Elizabeth Keihm! We all learned so much about the farm and, more importantly, our inter-connectedness with the earth and with our God! It truly was a day of study, spirituality, community and service! ... See MoreSee Less

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THROW BACK THURSDAY! The Dominican Sisters used to have a beautiful tradition of Rosary Processions every first Sunday and they would carry this beautiful shrine of Mary, the Blessed Mother -- flanked by St. Dominic and St. Catherine of Siena. The statue is about 150 years old.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHLcd-Ixdk0&index=10&list=PLq44jGGVmiSisPDVQZ1KLLEPPIZa8nucY
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