We ground our preaching mission in our contemplative life through personal and liturgical prayer. Through prayer we seek to open our hearts to radical faith and compassionate concern and action on behalf of justice. We participate daily in the celebration of the Eucharist, pray the Liturgy of the Hours, Morning Prayer, and Evening Prayer.
Our lives are founded on the Gospel and supported by our relationships with one another in community. Like Dominic, our founder, we seek to make our lives a “holy preaching” that gives witness to the Gospel.
Faithful to Dominic’s call that his followers prepare for the preaching mission through study, we participate in formal study, collaborative study, and personal study throughout our lives. We study Sacred Scripture, the teachings of the Church, various disciplines that demonstrate the wonders of God’s creation, world events, and contemporary issues so that we may collaborate with our sisters and brothers in the pursuit of justice.
As women of the Gospel and itinerant preachers, we are sent to preach the Good News. We use our gifts for the preaching mission through evangelizing, educating, and promoting peace and justice. Our mission may take differing forms: the arts, education and pastoral work, social service and health care, Congregational and prayer ministries. We minister with a special concern for the young, the poor, and vulnerable.
THE FOUR PILLARS OF DOMINICAN LIFE
“Glory be to God whose power working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine.” -- Ephesians 3:20