Become a Sister
Do you have a desire to deepen your relationship with God?
Do you dream of doing something more with your life?
Are you longing for a deeper purpose?
God may be calling you to become a Sister of Saint Dominic
and bring hope and mercy to all in need.
How can I answer God's call to become a Sister of Saint Dominic?
Read about the Vocation Process below and fill out the form to contact our Vocation Director to begin a conversation, as well as learn about discernment opportunities.
What is the Vocation Process to become a Sister of Saint Dominic?
The Pre-Candidacy Process provides you with an opportunity to explore your call to Dominican religious life. It will introduce you to the mission and charism of our Congregation, as well as Dominican spirituality. During this time, you will determine your readiness to proceed in the Vocation Process.
After being accepted into the congregation, your Candidate Period will begin. As a Candidate, you will live with our Sisters, engage in ministry, and share in our life of prayer, study, community, and preaching. This period usually lasts for one year. During this time, you will continue to discern whether or not you are called for Religious Life and to become a Sister of Saint Dominic. This is a year designed to deepen your spiritual life and immerse you in the life of our congregation, as well as allow you to experience living communally. You will also be able to study and reflect on the history, constitutions, beliefs, and core values of our congregation.
The next step in becoming a Sister of Saint Dominic is the Canonical Novitiate Year. Once accepted into the Novitiate, you will live with Novices from various congregations at our Collaborative Dominican Novitiate. During this time, you will further explore the elements of Dominican Life and continue to discern your call for Religious Life.
Upon completion of the Canonical Novitiate, you will begin the Apostolic Novitiate Year and return to our congregation to live in a community with our Sisters, study, and engage in ministry.
After completion of the Apostolic Novitiate Year and acceptance by the congregation, you will make a Temporary Profession of poverty, chastity, and obedience. The period of time will last from three to six years.
At the completion of the Temporary Profession and acceptance by the congregation, you will make your Final Profession.