A Prayerful Welcome
in the Peace of Christ!
We are an international Community of cloistered, contemplative Nuns who belong to
the Order of Preachers -- the Dominicans. Our motto is:
Laudare: To praise ~ Benedicere: To Bless ~Predicare: To Preach,
the Word of God, Jesus Christ, Saviour of the world for the eternal salvation of souls.
United in prayer, our cloistered, contemplative life is totally dedicated to serving
Christ and His Church in silence and solitude. Our special mission, given us by our
Founder Fr. Damien Marie Saintourens, O.P. and affirmed by the Magisterium of the
Rosary continually before the Blessed Sacrament, we bring the needs of the Church, our
the charism of the Dominican way of life are profoundly united.
Speaking to the cloistered contemplative religious on 13 May 1982, Bl. Pope John Paul II said: "...I
would like to repeat something that I feel very strongly on this pilgrimage to Fatima:
...pray and sacrifice yourselves for us and for all those who pray, for those who
cannot pray, for those who do not know how to pray and for those who do not want
to pray! And may the God of peace be with you always!”
Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum.