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Become A Sister

God is calling you.

Yes, you have a vocation. So does every person. Because everyone has been created by God for a purpose.

Could God be calling you to be the hands and feet of Christ as a member of the Order of Preachers?

Explore the possibility

The preaching mission of Jesus is just as necessary today—and just as inspiring—as it was for St. Dominic de Guzman and his sisters and brothers in the Order of Preachers 800 years ago.

The preachers, pastoral leaders, educators, and artists of the 13th century labored, as we do now,

  • to respond like Jesus to the needs of the world
  • to find new ways to preach Jesus' message of forgiveness, healing, and peace to people in the midst of tumult and change
  • to live the Gospel boldly in companionship with others
  • to find God in the everyday
  • to share God with others hungry for truth

Be the anchor in the chaos

When the world is in a moment of change, people look for an anchor, something, someone, on whom they can rely for stability, a place from which they can move forth boldly. Dominicans can be an anchor in that chaos, and you can too.

Challenges in our own church, systemic racism, a climate emergency, our broken immigration system, the need for respect for all life from womb to tomb. These are the challenges Dominicans are built to address.

We find strength in our relationship with Jesus Christ and our consecration to God lived through what we call the four pillars of our life: community, prayer, and study—all for the sake of the preaching of the Gospel.

The deep well of tradition

Springfield Dominican Sisters draw deeply on the Dominican traditions of communal living, sung common prayer and liturgy, and solidarity with the poor and those on the margins. We collaborate with all who wish to dismantle systems of oppression by working for systems that promote life.

A source of hope for the future

Wherever our sisters minister—whatever our daily work is—we share the same commitment to apostolic life by following Jesus as we promote human dignity through teaching and preaching, accompaniment and solidarity, caring for creation, and dismantling institutional racism.

You are welcome!

Enjoy exploring our website to learn about who we are and what we are about. When you are ready to talk, we’re ready, too!

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