Adoration

Adoration

“Couldn’t you watch with me even one hour? Matt. 24: 40

Common Meal

Common Meal

Just as we share together in the Eucharistic Bread, we also partake of our bodily food as a sign of sisterly communion.

Manual Labor

Manual Labor

He who labors as he prays lifts his heart to God with his hands. By St. Benedict of Nursia

Work

Work

Work is the ultimate form of self-expression

Recreation

Recreation

We must be wise taskmasters and not require of ourselves what we cannot possibly perform. Recreation we must have. Otherwise, the strings of our soul, wound up to an unnatural tension, will break

 

Charism of the Order of Preachers

Each Order brings with it a specific gift to the greater body of the Church. Charism is the gift of the Holy Spirit given to a particular person for the fulfillment of a particular mission. Like the mission and traditions, the Charism dates back to when the fonder experienced the call to know, love and follow Christ in a unique way.  Our charism is to preach the word of God for the salvation of souls. This is incarnated or enfleshed in ways that speak the gospel in our day to day living and in our culture. As nuns, we, preach through prayers and the work of our hands; e.g. making candles and Church vestments.

The charism can physically be expressed in what we call the four Dominican pillars. Namely:

PRAYER & CONTEMPLATION

Prayer is a reference point through which we come to a better knowledge of God and ourselves. The Eucharist and the Liturgy of the Hours are the essential elements of Dominican prayer. The gift of the Holy Rosary also has a special place in our life. Each nun must also embrace personal prayer, essential to our way of life. Each nun religiously sets aside some part of the day and some days in the year for deeper contemplation.

COMMUNITY

The dynamic aspect of our community life consisting of the young, the middle-aged and the old together, continually shapes, supports and challenges each nun to continue striving for holiness. Our community is a home – a place where we live, pray, recreate, work and encounters Christ in each other.

STUDY

St. Dominic included study, ordained to the ministry of salvation, as an essential part of our Order. Our study aims principally and ardently at this: that we might be able to be useful for the souls of our neighbors. St. Thomas saw charity as the end of our study. So, the measure of our study is not how much we can explain but how much we love.

PREACHING

Preaching the Word is the first priority. We are actively involved in preaching not by standing on pulpit but in our prayer life. We take very seriously the honor and responsibility that comes with preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our Dominican legacy calls us to preach the truth of the Gospel first and foremost. Our live of prayer, study, and community provide the environment for Dominican preaching to grow and take root.

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