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 ~PredicareTo 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 

Church, is to pray and propagate the prayer of the Perpetual Rosary. Praying the 

Rosary continually before the Blessed Sacrament, we bring the needs of the Church, our 

Dominican Brethren and the entire world to Jesus through Mary. In Fatima the Message of Our Lady and 

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!”



We are praying for you -

please pray with us!

 Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum.

Benedicta tu in mulieribus et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Jesus.

Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc et in 

hora mortis nostrae. Amen.