Who We Are

Dominican Sisters of Peace, members of the Order of Preachers, are vowed Catholic Sisters who strive to live a life of peace-making wherever we are and in everything we do. “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.” (John 14:27) Jesus’ words in John’s Gospel are our prayer for the world.

We live and work that all people might experience this peace and share this commitment with Dominican Associates who are lay women and men dedicated to a Dominican way of life.

Marilyn Ambrosic

Together, we follow the Gospel and the tradition of the Roman Catholic Church and work to build a more peaceful world through our ministries, our prayer and our way of life. In the Dominican tradition, prayer, community, ministry and study are at the heart of our vocation.

Send us your prayer requests and we will be happy to include them at our daily Eucharist and when we gather to pray the Prayer of the Church (Liturgy of the

Our mission is to bear witness to the Gospel of Jesus, leading others to Christ. Our hope is to make the world a place that is more accepting and less violent; more welcoming of others and less alienating; more respectful of our planet and less consuming of Earth’s resources.

We serve God’s people in many ways, including education, health care, spirituality, pastoral care, prison ministry, the arts, and care of creation, among others. The Gospel message of love and compassion lead us to be concerned about peace and justice issues, including comprehensive immigration reform, sensible gun control, alternatives to the death penalty, and advocacy against human trafficking among others.

Amy McFrederick Cathy Arnold

Our Sisters are in 26 states and in Peru, Nigeria, and Honduras. Learn more about our ministries and see the dioceses where we serve.

The Dominican Sisters of Peace number nearly 550 members and are part of the worldwide Order of Preachers, sometimes known as the Dominican Order. (The OP after our name stands for Order of Preachers). Dominicans around the world share a deep love of Sacred Scripture and a passion for contemplation and study.

Preaching is at the heart of being a Dominican. To preach is to communicate the Word of God found in Sacred Scripture and connect it with everyday experiences of life. But it does not always mean being in a pulpit the way most people think of preaching. For us, preaching is bringing God’s Word to everyday life and inviting people to listen to the ways in which God is speaking in their lives.