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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3 days ago

Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville

Catch up with St. Agnes Academic High School in College Point!The latest version of Agnews is now available online.

If you did not receive a hard copy and wish to, please contact the alumni office at Denise.Fetonte@stagneshs.org

www.stagneshs.org/ourpages/auto/2009/5/9/55279588/2019%20Spring.pdf
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Today we honored our Motherhouse Volunteers--lay people and sisters! (There are more than 100!) One group is called the Lindenhurst Music Makers who has been crooning to our Sisters for more than 30 years! Now, that's commitment! WE THANK ALL OF OUR VOLUNTEERS! What would we do without you! ... See MoreSee Less

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On May 24, the Dominican Order celebrates the translation of the relics of St. Dominic. That is, we remember the day in 1233 when, during a General Chapter of the Order in Bologna, the interred body of St. Dominic was moved in order to allow the faithful to honor him more easily. As Jordan of Saxony wrote:
The upper part of the coffin was moved a little bit. As soon as the stone was taken away, the body gave forth a wonderful odor through the opening; its sweetness astonished those present, and they were filled with wonder at this strange occurrence. Everyone shed tears of joy, and fear and hope rose in all hearts. We ourselves also smelled the sweetness of this perfume, and we bear witness to what we have seen and smelt. Eager with love, we remained devotedly near the body of Dominic for a long time, and we were unable to sate ourselves with this great sweetness. If one touched the body with a hand or a belt or some other object, the odor immediately attached itself to it for a long period of time.

The body was carried to the marble sepulcher where it would rest—it and the perfume that it poured forth. This marvelous aroma which the holy body emitted was evidence to all how much the saint had truly been the good odor of Christ

The angel on the tomb was done by Michelangelo.
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We welcome home our Prioress S. Mary Pat Neylon,OP
from her time in Rome. Here she is at the Plenary Convocation of Dominican Sisters' International -- a gathering of leadership of Dominican Sisters from throughout the world!
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1 week ago

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Bethany House News:On May 7th, Senator Todd Kaminsky named Rockville Centre resident and Bethany House Board Member, Jane McCabe, as his 2019 “Woman of Distinction.” McCabe was honored by Senator Kaminsky at a ceremony held at the State Capitol in Albany.

After presenting Jane with this prestigious award, Senator Kaminsky had this to say:

“Through her work at Bethany House, Jane McCabe has touched the lives of countless neighbors, empowering them through at their darkest moments. I was pleased to honor her as my ‘Woman of Distinction’ in recognition of all she has done for this vital organization and our community at-large.”
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