monastery viewAs Dominican nuns we do not go out and preach, but we spiritually support the other members of the Order with our prayers and sacrifices. A monastery of Dominican nuns is a place where one is freed from trivialities and worldly concerns in order to devote oneself entirely to God.

This freedom is a communal experience--the whole monastery is ordered in such a way that, through the mutual acceptance of an approved way of life, each Dominican nun is supported and encouraged in her own vocation to prayer and penance. Our religious superior is called the Prioress. She has an important role in promoting the unity of the community and faithfulness in our observances. Hers is a role of service for the common good and she, in turn, is supported by the obedience and prayers of the nuns.