WELCOME FAILTE WELKOM NAMKELEKILE BIENVENIDA/DO BEMVENIDA/DO
You are welcome to the site of the Congregation of Dominican Sisters. Thank you for visiting us. Our hope is that you find a word of inspiration and encouragement for your journey.
We are a group of women who belong to the Dominican Order founded by St Dominic in 1221. The Order comprises of Nuns, Active Sisters, Laity and Friars. Our particular history goes back to Galway in 1664. At present we are in Ireland, South Africa, Latin America, Portugal and Louisiana.
“The essentials of our life in common are put before us in the Gospel: that we come together in the name of Christ, that we love and forgive each other, and that we share what we are and have with one another. Inspired by St Dominic’s Vision we live in communion, contemplating, studying and proclaiming the Word of God” (Constitution: 2)
Our motto is Truth. It is a diamond that reflects right relationships between God, people and the earth. It is multifaceted in its expressions which lead one to wonder and praise the God of all Creation.
Sister Helen Mary Harmey, OP