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Are you curious about religious life?
Have you ever thought of being a sister?
Are you wondering if God is calling you to a religious vocation?
Do you have a vocation?
Yes! You do have a vocation! Everyone has a vocation because God has a special calling for everyone.

If you have questions in your heart and want to discern a possible vocation to religious life, I would be happy to journey with you as you discern God’s call!

Sister Dulce Aguilar, O.P.
Vocation Director
Cell (209) 406-8111


Becoming a Sister


“If we live by the truth and in love, we shall grow in all ways into Christ. . .”  -- Ephesians 4:15

If you come to visit the Dominican Sisters, you could meet some of my awesome Vocation Team Sisters and other Sisters!

S. Lilly, S. Mary Catherine, S. Dulce, S. Pauline, and S. Verónica

English/Spanish Speaker¡Alabar, Bendecir y Predicar!
To praise, to bless and to preach!

Taste the flavor of Dominican Charism!

Have these thoughts or questions been going through your mind:

How can I bring my deepest passions to a world in great need and infinite possibility? I feel I want to make a difference in people’s lives and to share God’s love with them. Could religious life be my path? If so, you might be discerning a call to religious life.

Discernment Journey

Alive in God’s mystery, our lives and spirit are nourished by the dynamic interplay of prayer, community, study, and ministry.   We believe all meaningful relationships are rooted in trust: trust in yourself, in your environment, in your community, in your capabilities and most importantly, in your heart. The path to becoming a Sister is a sacred journey that requires an open heart.


The journey includes these primary milestones:


A beginning lived experience of Dominican life and ministry. You will live in a community and still manage your own expenses. The candidacy process usually lasts a year and will move on to the next step as both parties see fit.


Two years of spiritual development, study, growth in understanding, and living our Dominican religious life, including one year at the Dominican Collaborative Novitiate in Chicago, Illinois.


A deepening lived commitment of the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience through life in community and active ministry prior to perpetual profession.


A Sister’s sacred and public witness of her vowed commitment to God through the charism and mission of the Congregation.