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Dominican Sisters Houston

About Us

We, the Houston Dominican Sisters, publicly commit ourselves to study and address the crucial justice issues of our times. We assume the risks inherent in preaching and teaching the Gospel. We will work to transform social structures which oppress the powerless, ministering with them in our common struggle to remain faithful to the Word of God. (1991)

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The Dominican Sisters of Houston, based in Texas, are dedicated to preaching the Gospel and promoting justice through a life of prayer, study, community, and ministry. They aim to embody the Dominican charism of truth and compassion in all their endeavors.

Ministry Work
The sisters engage in diverse ministries, including education, healthcare, pastoral care, and social justice advocacy. They operate schools, provide healthcare services, and support various community outreach programs. Their work also includes offering spiritual direction, retreats, and educational programs to foster holistic development and spiritual growth.

Daily Life and Mission
Daily life for the Dominican Sisters revolves around the Four Pillars of Dominican life: prayer, study, community, and ministry. Communal prayers, including the Liturgy of the Hours and daily Mass, are central to their spiritual practice. The sisters dedicate time to personal study and reflection, which informs their ministry work and advocacy efforts. They live in community, sharing resources, meals, and mutual support, fostering a sense of unity and collaboration. Their active ministries are shaped by their prayer and study, ensuring a balanced and integrated approach to their mission.

Their mission is deeply rooted in the Dominican charism of preaching, lived out by advocating for justice, peace, and the integrity of creation. They seek to build relationships with people from diverse cultures, lifestyles, and economic backgrounds, promoting right relationships with all of creation.

Vision and Goals
The Dominican Sisters of Houston aim to foster spiritual growth, education, and social justice. Through their diverse ministries, they strive to transform lives and communities, promoting the values of the Gospel. Their commitment to prayer, community life, and service ensures they remain a vibrant source of inspiration and support, working towards a more just and compassionate world.

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