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Advancing the Dominican Mission

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Growing a Beautiful World Together

When you become a part of our Dominican community, you share our mission of care and hospitality. Thank you for helping us provide:

  • Retreats and prayer experiences for young adults and women interested in religious life
  • Monthly Taizé prayer services
  • Dominican Sisters School of Music adult and youth instruction (piano, flute, guitar, violin)
  • Annual Holiday Boutique featuring holiday fruitcakes, olive oil and hand-made gifts
  • Largest cultivated grove of mission-era olive trees in California; extra virgin oil available once a year.

Our values

  • We foster collaboration and promote the arts, education, wellness and spirituality
  • We share the beauty and peace of our Motherhouse campus with church and civic groups and non-profit organizations. Please discover how you may reserve our facilities
  • We maintain a sustainable campus that cares for creation and generates solar power
  • LEED Gold certification for our St. Joseph Residence and Dominican Center.

With your support our new Center achieves the following goals:

photo of the new residence hall

  • Sustains the health and wellness of Sisters and community groups at the Motherhouse
  • Provides opportunities to partner with the larger community in health, wellness, education, and the arts
  • Cares for creation and serves as a model of environmentally sustainable living.

Welcome Home to - join our Motherhouse center of prayer, community, study and service.

Daytime memory care program

photo of Memory Care garden

  • Our Siena building has been renovated for daytime memory care for adults, veterans and Sisters with various forms of dementia. The program also includes an attractive secure garden for participants
  • ASEB Mission San Jose has been licensed by the California Department of Public Health to provide professional daytime care to adults with memory loss. The program is managed by Alzheimer's Services of the East Bay. Dominican Sisters serve as staff and volunteers in the program.

photo of landscape designer John Greenlee overlooking our soon to be regenerative meadow

Motherhouse meadow

  • Captures storm runoff in a beautiful, natural meadow
  • Creates a diverse habitat for bees, butterflies and native plants and trees
  • Replenishes aquifers and promotes biodiversity
  • Demonstrates beauty and sustainability in landscapes appropriate to our climate
  • Offers a educational and environmental model for schools, corporations, civic groups.

JOIN US in creating a beautiful vision for the future.

ADVANCE OUR MISSION