Mission Statement


Dominican Retreat Center (DRC) is a new, modern, and vibrant facility, which accommodates a wide variety of religious events in addition to its own unique programs. Officially opened in November of 2005, it has already served children, youth, adults, and families as a place of retreats, days of spiritual renewal, and conferences.

Mission Statement

As Dominican Sisters, we are committed to the spread of the Good News to the most in need of our times. Since today’s culture and life lack nothing but time and opportunity for a prayerful encounter with God, it desperately searches for a remedy. In reaching out to this need, with determination and trust in the Divine Providence, as a Community, we make available our daily experience of the Divine.  The mission of the Dominican Center of Evangelization is thus: to further the work of Christ in human hearts as to bring about the new springtime of the Church.

Note: We reserve the right to require that the policy of the group be consistent with Roman Catholic Teaching, Preaching and Tradition.


Dominican Center of Evangelization is located on the 18-acre beautiful grounds of Rosary Hill in Justice, IL. This peaceful and prayer-filled property of the provincial house of the Dominican Sisters of the Immaculate Conception Province provides a most suitable environment for spiritual renewal. Justice, IL is situated in the south-west suburbs of Chicago, about 15-minutes from Midway Airport; 30-minutes from O’Hare International Airport; and close proximity to I-294 & I-55 Stevenson Hwy. This easy accessibility is one of the greatest advantages of the Dominican Center of Evangelization.


Dominican Retreat Center is located in two buildings: 3rd floor of the convent building and the St. Joseph House. In total, we can accommodate up to 55 retreatants at once and offer comfortable amenities.

The main retreat center:

  • 14 Suites (two rooms/one full bathroom per suite, totaling 28 rooms)
  • Single or double occupancy in each room
  • 1 VIP Suite (Bedroom, full bathroom, meeting room) for Priests and Special Guests Only
  • Private chapel
  • Conference room
  • Elevator
  • Towels & linens
  • Wi-Fi
  • Accessibility of modern electronic equipment /power point presentation

St. Joseph’s House:

  • 8 rooms with double or triple occupancy
  • 3 full bathrooms
  • 1 VIP Suite (Bedroom and full bathroom) for Priests and Special Guests Only
  • Prayer/Meeting room
  • Kitchenette
  • Towels & linens


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Contact  Sr. Marta Gawron OP at 1-708-458-3040