Learn how we meet the need and live out the charism of our congregation and the fruits of contemplation.
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). In this purpose, our Congregation reflects Christ who was sent to the poor and those in need.
(Constitutions no. 4)
To serve those in need allows all of us to grow in virtue and in charity as we begin to love more like our Lord does, putting aside worldly concerns and dedicating ourselves to greater things. Please continue to explore each of the Apostolate categories.
Some of our Sisters teach in schools, educating the young in the life of grace, and instilling in them the love of Jesus. We seek to develop their values and virtues, with an end to be better members of society and above all to be faithful disciples of God as they come to learn their filial role in His Kingdom. Our Sisters also work in the parishes, working closely with our priests to serve the catechetical needs of the children, preparing them for the Sacraments, and nourishing their spiritual lives.
The Dominican Sisters' Daycare provides a quality, inclusive child care program for children 19 months to 5 years of age. Our program is operated based on the philosophy that all children deserve to be cared for in an environment where their developmental needs are met and where their sense of self worth is respected and fostered.
We evangelize the culture in varied ways, especially according to the needs of our environment. We host and facilitate retreats in our retreat center. We also take part in events where there are opportunities to preach the Word of God and share our Catholic culture: in conferences, in summer camps, in pilgrimages, etc. As women religious, we also hope to witness the joy and gift of consecrated life everywhere God sends us.
We bring aid to the suffering in the healthcare facilities we run. We remind the suffering of their inestimable dignity as children of God, precious and unique in His sight. In our nursing homes, we perform corporal and spiritual works of mercy as we take care of both the bodily and spiritual needs of our residents. Some of our Sisters also visit the home-bound as well as those in the hospitals and hospices who need the Sacrament of the Eucharist brought to them. Lastly, we journey with the dying, preparing them for Heaven, praying by their side, and making sure they have the last rites available to them.
Our nursing home in Justice, Illinois provides safe, comfortable, happy, and home-like living conditions where we meet the physical and psychological needs of our residents. We believe that life is a gift from God and therefore sacred. With this in mind, we strive to provide a healthy psychosocial environment for our residents in keeping with the teachings of the Catholic Church.