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Our Congregation

The Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York are a community of vowed women religious committed to bringing hope and mercy to people in need through various programs and advocacy. 

The Dominican motto "to praise, to bless, to preach"  the Word in response to the signs of the times, provides motivation for our apostolic service. We are committed to living simply and responsibly in the pursuit of peace.

How We Live Our Mission

As Dominican Sisters and Associates, we endeavor to proclaim the good news of the compassionate love of God for each person, with a special concern and presence for those who are poor and on the margins of society. We are committed to responding to the needs of the world, especially to the needs of the most vulnerable in the entire community of life.

 

Our lives are centered on the four pillars of Dominican life: Prayer, Study, Community Life, and Ministry.

We strive to see the world through God's eyes and allow God to respond to the world through us in mission. We recognize the need to be promoters of justice and peace. We are committed to living in a sustainable way.

Our Collaborative Endeavors

As Sisters of Saint Dominic, we are engaged in activities and projects that bring together the resources, expertise, and values of various Congregations.

Marian Woods Adult Home

Marian Woods is an elder care residential facility in Hartsdale, New York, that attends to the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of the aging religious. Developed through a unique collaboration among several religious communities of women, Marian Woods is specifically designed to ensure the continued long-term care of our older sisters.

Dominican Sisters in Committed Collaboration (OPSCC)

The OPSCC consists of six Dominican Congregations: Amityville, Blauvelt, Caldwell, Hope, Maryknoll, and Sparkill.

Our Social Justice Promoters, Preaching Teams, and Communicators meet regularly.

 

Communion of Charisms

Our collaborative engagement with the Caldwell and Maryknoll congregations, calls us to transformative partnering toward wholeness and intentional communion of ideas, the companionship of empowerment, and intentional cultivation of partnering opportunities for the sake of mission and the well–being of our members.

 

Dominican Leadership Conference (DLC)

Our Congregational Leadership Team participates in the DLC, an organization that unites and supports elected leaders of the Dominican Sisters Conference who are committed to building relationships and collaborating in the mission of preaching the Gospel for the sake of a more just world order.

Dominican Sisters International (DSI)

As a member of DSI, we join 160 Congregations of Dominican Women around the world, who are committed to enhancing communication and collaboration among Apostolic Dominican Sisters. As part of our DSI collaboration, we have partnered in ministry with the Dominican Sisters of Montebello in South Africa. 

Recent News from the Sisters of Saint Dominic

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