Mission Statement

Called by God
into right relationship with all creation
and graced by Dominican life and mission,
we compassionately preach the Gospel

Vision Statement

Committed to living the Dominican charism exemplified by Dominic, Catherine of Siena and other holy women and men, we embrace the courage and trust of our foundresses and respond to the signs of our times.

Confident in God’s ongoing revelation and stirred by prophetic imagination, we preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ from the depth of our communion with God and one another.

As vowed Dominican women, we enflesh this Word in our world, a world we contemplate and celebrate with joy, study attentively, live in community and proclaim in ministry.

Core Values

  • Justice – promoting relationships of respect and mutuality in nonviolent, prayerful and reconciliatory ways
  • Inclusivity – embracing the gift of diversity
  • Life-long Learning and Dialogue – fostering ongoing transformation through study and the discipline of dialogue
  • Collaboration – partnering with others for the sake of the mission
  • Contemplative Worldview – nurturing a global perspective through personal and communal discernment and prayer
  • Interdependence – sharing responsibility and accountability for the common good
  • Integrity – living the Word we preach

2014 Chapter Statement

Trusting the grace of Holy Mystery, we stretch into understanding evolutionary consciousness and its implications for the cosmos. With active hope we choose to imagine the world we want to inhabit and accept the urgent responsibility to collaborate in bringing it to birth.

With profound gratitude and deep interior purpose, we choose to live sustainably in order to further the mission and to cultivate right relationship with all God’s creation.

As Dominican women we claim our power to nurture mutual relationships that offer healing and courage to a broken world. Vulnerable ourselves, we choose to stand with the poor, to accompany those on the margins, and to work toward systems that promote life.

Centering our lives in Jesus, the Word Made Flesh, we walk into the mystery unfolding before us.

Confiando en la gracia del Sagrado Misterio nos extendemos hacia una conciencia evolutiva y sus implicaciones para el cosmos. Con esperanza activa optamos por imaginar el mundo que queremos vivir y aceptamos la responsabilidad urgente de colaborar para darlo a luz.Con honda gratitud y profundo propósito, nosotras optamos por vivir sosteniblemente en orden de promover la misión y cultivar relaciones justas con toda la creación de Dios.

Como mujeres Dominicas reconocemos nuestro poder para nutrir relaciones mutuas que ofrecen sanación y coraje a un mundo quebrado. Reconociéndonos vulnerables, optamos por estar con los pobres, acompañar a los que están en los márgenes y trabajar hacia sistemas que promueven la vida.

Centrando nuestras vidas en Jesús, la Palabra Hecha Carne, caminamos hacia el misterio que va revelándose ante nosotras.