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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!”

Top photo taken by Fr. Lawrence Lew, OP


the Word of God!

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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.

Dominican Monastic Life


“The nuns seek God by observing the norms of the purely contemplative life, by maintaining their withdrawal from the world by enclosure and silence, by working diligently, studying the truth eagerly, searching the Scriptures with ardent heart, praying intently, willingly practicing penance, pursuing communion through their manner of government, in purity of conscience and the joy of sisterly concord, “in freedom of spirit.”

                                              — Constitutions of the Nuns of the Order of Preachers




Do you wish to follow Christ?

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In the heart of the Holy Preaching

“In silence and stillness, let them earnestly seek the face of the Lord and never cease making intercession with the God of our salvation that all men and women might be saved. They should give thanks to God the Father who has called them out of darkness into his wonderful light. Let Christ, who was fastened to the cross for all, be fastknit to their hearts. In fulfilling all these things, they are truly nuns of the Order of Preachers.”

            — Constitutions of the Nuns of the Order of Preachers

Making the Light Shine Brighter Capital Campaign!

Through your generosity we have been able to raise almost our entire goal of $4 million dollars to begin the Making the Light Shine Brighter Project! Due to the inevitable rising costs of construction as well as the cost of bringing our current monastery building up to fire code and the cost of landscaping we must continue to raise additional funding during the 12-18 months it will take to complete our project. We have been meeting with our contractor and architect to sequence the work to enable us to begin work now to keep costs down. We depend on your generosity because although we are a religious organization which is part of the Roman Catholic Church, we receive no financial support from the Church.

Please consider supporting our project by making a donation!

With our heartfelt and deep gratitude, we ask for your prayers during this exciting time of change here at our Lady's monastery!

Artist Rendering of the New Wing-Front

Artist Rendering of the New Wing-Front


Benedictus Deus in Donis Suis! 

We depend entirely on the providence of God and the generosity of our friends and benefactors for our daily life of prayer, study and work. Daily, we ask God to reward with eternal life "all those who do good to us for the sake of Your Holy Name" conscious that any donation we receive is a monetary oblation given to God for His honor and glory. Our prayers and good works are united to those who give, as if they were their own, reaping the blessings of Jesus and Mary.

May the Virgin with her Loving Child bless you!


Join us in Prayer & Adoration

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.


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