Who are the Dominican Nuns of Summit, New Jersey?
Free for God Alone!
The Nuns of the Order of Preachers are to seek, ponder and call upon the Lord Jesus Christ in solitude so that the WORD proceeding from the mouth of God may not return to Him empty, but may accomplish those things for which It was sent. (Isaiah 55:10) Living in the heart of the Preaching Family, the nuns live in the WORD of God which the friars, sisters and laity preach. In the cloister the nuns devote themselves totally to God and perpetuate that singular gift which the blessed Dominic had of bearing sinners, the down-trodden and the afflicted in the inmost sanctuary of his compassion. They incarnate in their lives the cry of Saint Dominic:
“O Lord, what will become of sinners!”
A Dominican Nun is consecrated to God and lives the mission of the Order of Preachers to preach the Gospel for the salvation of souls through a life of prayer, hearing the Word of God and contemplating the mysteries of Salvation through the privileged prayer of the Rosary in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament exposed in the monstrance.
Did You Know?
Our Dominican monastery has the special privilege of both perpetual adoration of the Blessed Sacrament joined with the prayer of the rosary. We call this the Adoring Rosary. Through our Lady’s eyes and heart we contemplate the Word of God who made Himself our Food for Eternal Life.
The monastery chapel is open every day from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM. You are always welcome to come and spend time in His loving presence here at our Lady’s monastery.
Blessed Sacrament photo by Fr. Lawrence Lew, OP