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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#FeelGoodFriday
"You have never really lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you." #MotherTeresa #MissionaryLife #SpreadLove #GiveBack
Had to share this from the Maryknoll Dominican Sisters!
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#FeelGoodFriday "You have never really lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you." #MotherTeresa #MissionaryLife #SpreadLove #GiveBack

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Dominicans are often noted for their joy. Yet, there was one Dominican blessed noted for his sorrow: Bl. Constantius of Fabriano (1401-1481, feast – Feb. 24).
Bl. Constantius sorrow appeared to have three causes: first it was a gift of tears, secondly that it was related to an internal trial which was permitted by God for his personal sanctification, and thirdly he wept for the sins of others.
He was revered for his holiness, especially with regard to his concern for the salvation of souls. He would daily recite the Office of the Dead. He also memorized all 150 Psalms which he frequently used in his preaching. When he died children ran through the streets of Ascoli shouting, “The holy prior is dead! The holy prior is dead!”
In this season of Lent, may Bl. Constantius be an intercessor for us that our sorrow will help us grow into holy union with other and God.
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Since members of Congress will be home in their states and local districts during the week of February 21-24, 2017, many are encouraged to contact their representatives to share their perspectives and build relationships with them and their staffs.

We also hope that you pray for this country's leaders. The Apostle Paul said, "I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness." - Timothy 2:1-2

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"To paint Christ one must know him." --Fra Angelico
Today, is the feast of our famous Dominican Brother Fra Angelico who was beatified in 1982 by Pope John Paul II, and was declared patron of Catholic artists in 1984. There are many ways to show our love for Christ -- art is a powerful medium. Have you hugged an artist today?
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