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.

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4 days ago

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HAPPY JUBILEE FRIDAY And NATIONAL VOCATIONS AWARENESS WEEK! Today, we celebrate the story of S. Mary Hughes and her 50th anniversary as a Sister!!!

It was the turbulent ‘60s, and there was a strong resistance for conformity and organized religion yet…Mary Hughes had an undeniable yearning: a call toward Religious Life. Should she try it?
“There was a calling in my heart – just a feeling that I was supposed to be doing something else with my life,” she recalled. “I had this feeling that I had everything to gain and nothing to lose.”
So although she had a college diploma under her belt from Molloy College, and a job offer, she took a step of faith and chose to enter Religious Life as a Sister of St. Dominic of Amityville.
“As soon as I came in the door, I knew I was in the right place,” said S. Mary. “Their spirit was contagious. I knew here my heart could find a home.”
Her first ministry was early childhood education – which she loved! She said, that if it were up to her, she would never have taught anyone over seven years old. But God had other plans!
Although S. Mary served many years in the ministry of early childhood right up to teaching college students, she was pulled into leadership. In 1995, she was elected prioress of her congregation; and then again in 2007. She also has served as an elected member of the presidency of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), an organization that represents 95 percent of Sisters in the US.
“The community challenged me to do other things,” she said. “I was mentored; I worked with wonderful people: Sisters, parishioners, families of school children. Although this is not what I would have planned for my ministerial life, I was given an opportunity to do things I would not have chosen to do on my own.”
Currently, she works with the LCWR, to help Religious congregations around the country transition into “completion” or make strong choices how to continue their calling as Religious congregations, as orders are typically getting smaller.
As she celebrates her 50th jubilee this year, she said, “I have such a sense of profound gratitude that I was called to this life ...God has been with me each and every step of the way. It’s been 50 years of opportunities to come to know God more, to deepen my life of prayer. I have been shaped and influenced by so many incredible people.”
Please, help us wish S. Mary Hughes a happy 50th Jubilee. We are blessed that she is one of our Dominican Sisters, called to be a sign of joy and hope in this world!
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5 days ago

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As part of their course at Molloy College called "Spiritual Autobiography," students visited the Motherhouse in Amityville on November 5, 2018 to interview and hear all about the lives of some of our Sisters. Lauren Czarnecki, 20, loved talking to S. Mary Ryan who was a teacher and principal. "She told me that many people think that when great things happen to them, it's luck. But it's really God's plan for us. I never took that into consideration before," said Czarnecki, who is majoring in childhood special education.
Mark Ganesh, 26, had never talked to a "nun" before. But, he was very surprised when Sister Marianne Miller put him instantly at ease. "I felt like she was very humble and I could be myself around her," he said, smiling.
The purpose of the course is to lay down the foundation for their last assignment: to write their own spiritual autobiography. During the course, they read about the faith journeys of Gandhi, Dorothy Day, Eli Wiesel and St. Therese, the Little Flower. #NationalVocationsAwarenessWeek
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Our own Sister Margaret Mayce traveled to Rome for the International Dominican Commission for Justice and Peace!
domlife.org/2018/11/04/international-dominican-commission-for-justice-and-peace/
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6 days ago

Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville

IS there anything more selfless than giving of your own blood?
Thank you St. Agnes Students in College Point! You are inspirational.Our Blue Angels are saving lives by donating blood at today’s blood drive! #stagneshs
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