Our Congregation belongs to the large religious family founded by Saint Dominic. The Order of Preachers (OP) has been established, from the beginning, for the purpose of preaching and the salvation of souls. (Primitive Constitution of the Order of Preachers, Prologue) Thus, the Sisters dedicate themselves to the fulfillment of the apostolic tasks of the Church in imitation of Christ who announced the Kingdom of God to the people. (Congregation’s Constitutions n.3)
As part of the Dominican Order, the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Dominic accept as its purpose the proclamation of the Truth of the Gospel to those in greatest need (Luke 4:18; 3:31). Our Congregation, in this purpose, reflects Christ who was sent to the poor and those in needs.” (Congregation’s Constitutions n. 4)
Depending upon particular needs, our Congregation engages in:
• Teaching- the truth of the Gospel
• Evangelization – Raising the level of education and culture
• Health Care – Bringing aid to the suffering
In union with the Church in diverse circumstances, we serve the people by helping them on their way to salvation in Catholic and missionary countries.
The joy and hope, sadness and fear of the people of today become the joy and hope, sadness and fear of every sister.”- (Congregation’s Constitutions n.54)
Pope Francis reminds us “Poverty calls us to sow hope…. Poverty is the flesh of the poor Jesus, in that child who is hungry, the one who is sick, and those unjust social structures (…) the times talk to us of so much poverty in the world and this is a scandal. Poverty in the world is a scandal. In a world where there is so much wealth, so many resources to feed everyone, it is unfathomable that there are so many hungry children, so many children without an education, and so many poor people. Poverty today is a cry.” Pope Francis
The circle of the “neediest” is widening. Therefore, Sisters must repeatedly recognize the light of the Holy Spirit and be open to new forms of apostolate, so as to constantly proclaim the Dominican message of Truth, that it is the Christ: everywhere, everyone and in all ways.