Choosing a Religious Life
Life is full of different paths. For some, that path may be working in the community or in the home, for others that may be following the path of a religious life. The Dominican order was established to preach, which leads our Sisters into many varied ministries. Across our regions, the Dominican Sisters, Cabra, preach through our work in education, chaplaincy, parish work, women groups, justice and ecology.
If you are interested in learning more about the life of a Dominican Sister in this Congregation or would like to discuss and explore what is involved in religious life, our Co-Ordinator, in Ireland, for Vocations Ministry, Sr Kathleen Fitzsimons is available to speak with you and to help you to discover more about your calling.
“When St Dominic commenced his preaching mission in the south of France in the early years of the twelfth century, he was joined not only by enthusiastic men but also by enthusiastic women……Women have always been a part of the Dominican Order, interested, active, participating as much as they could in its mission. At Prouhille, near Toulouse, the first convent of women was established in 1206. This convent which served as the base for the preaching work, was called the ‘Praedicatio Jesu Christi’, the ‘Preaching of Jesus of Christ’. Within it were women who shared the same enthusiasm for the proclamation of God’s word of Dominic and other men……From Dominic’s time right down to our very own, women have been significant members of the Order of preachers.” Mary O Driscoll O.P
Aware that it is God who calls each one of us to a particular way of life, we invite young women to discern their call to the Dominican way of life by participating in the Initial Formation programme offered by the Congregation of Dominican Sisters, Cabra.