To praise, to bless and to preach the word of God frames our lives of prayer, study, common life and ministry.
As Dominican Sisters and Associates, we endeavor to proclaim the good news of the compassionate love of God for each person with a special consciousness and of presence to, those who are poor and on the margins of society.
The Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt have been serving our community for over 130 years. Learn the story of our History and Heritage.
How do our Sisters and Associates live the mission today?
We believe that at Baptism we received the Holy Spirit and have been called, as Mary was, to bring forth Jesus into the world in which we live. This belief challenges us to be a people involved in bringing about the new Creation, the Kingdom of God.
We believe that the use and abuse of power is the fundamental concept to be addressed if we are to respond effectively to this challenge. Our commitment to truth calls us to address the social, economic, political, religious and cultural structures of our day. Our hope is that we, as individuals and community, will claim the power that is ours and will use that power in empowering others until, at last, all of God’s creation is truly alive.
We believe that as citizens of the world, we are called to recommit ourselves to the pursuit of peace – that peace which will enable us to use our resources for the liberation and development of all peoples, a peace which will prohibit the use of these resources for purposes of destruction and domination. We oppose the escalation of war and commit ourselves to efforts on behalf of world disarmament.
We believe that as women of compassion, we are called to use our power to help create an economic system in which the basic needs of all are met. We oppose unjust systems which cause and sustain poverty, hunger and homelessness. As women of service, we are called to respond to the needs of the poor, particularly in our day, the homeless.
We believe that as women made in the image and likeness of our God, we are called to proclaim our equality in God's creative design. We support those efforts that empower women to a fuller participation in the Church and Society. We oppose those structures which deny human dignity and minimize the contributions of women.
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