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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COME TO THE GARAGE SALE, YOU MIGHT FIND THAT ONE THING YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR!!!
(AND IT SUPPORTS OUR HARVEST HOUSES!)
When: Sunday, May 21, 2017
Where: 33 Flower Ave, Floral Park
Time: 9 am- 2 pm.
Each Harvest House is home for eight independent seniors (65+) who want the fullness of living in a family atmosphere. Harvest Houses is recognized as the "only successful long-term model of shared housing in New York State." THere are two locations, one in Syosset and one in Floral Park!
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On May 9, the Sisters at the Motherhouse celebrated jubilees -- honoring those who have been a vowed Religious for 60, 70, 75, and even 80 years! This prayer was said by Sister Pat Duffy as a blessing:
May the beauty of your life become more visible to you, that you may glimpse the presence of God always with you.
May the angel of memory surprise you in bleak times with new gifts from the harvest of your Dominican ministry.
May you allow no dark hand to quench the candle of hope in your heart.
May the shelter and nourishment of all the good you have done, the love you have shown, the suffering you have carried, awaken around you to bless your life a thousand times.
And may you come to see your life as a quiet sacrament of service which awakens grace and goodness in all you encounter. Amen
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There is now an award named after our dear Sister Regina Kraft for her years of dedicated service in the Office of Faith Formation at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Brookville.
The first recipient of this award is Sister Regina's good friend, the current director of Faith Formation, Louise Shannon and her husband Jack who died two years ago.
"She is like my sister," Louise said of Sister Regina Kraft. Sister Regina recruited Louise years ago while at Mass with her family by saying, "I've been watching you and I think you'd be a good teacher."
Louise said the parishioner loved Sister Regina Kraft's listening ear, thoughtful advice, and jolly smile like Santa Claus with red rosy cheeks! Being the Director of Faith Formation was Sister Regina's life, she said.
Sister Berandette De Mayo accepted the award on behalf of Sister Regina, who could not make it to the event. In the photos are: Louise (far left), Sister Bernadette, Louise's daughter Lauren and Msgr. James F. Pereda.
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