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Dominican Sisters San Rafael

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To be a Dominican Sister of San Rafael is to be a member of a vital community of Catholic women who faithfully preach the Gospel with their lives, through prayer, study, and ministry.

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The Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, based in California, are dedicated to preaching the Gospel through a life of prayer, study, community, and ministry. Their mission focuses on education, social justice, healthcare, and environmental stewardship, inspired by the Dominican tradition of seeking truth and promoting justice.

Ministry Work
The sisters engage in various ministries, including operating schools, healthcare facilities, and community outreach programs. They provide spiritual direction, retreats, and educational programs. Their work includes advocacy for social justice, environmental sustainability, and supporting marginalized communities through various outreach initiatives.

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, deepening their understanding of faith and justice issues. They live in community, sharing resources, meals, and mutual support, fostering a sense of unity and collaboration. Their active ministries, such as teaching, healthcare, and social justice work, are informed by their prayer and study, ensuring a holistic approach to their mission.

Their mission is deeply rooted in the charism of preaching, which they live out by being a prophetic voice for justice, peace, and the integrity of creation. They are committed to building relationships with people from all cultures, lifestyles, and economic backgrounds, and they strive to seek right relationships with the Earth and all its creatures.

Vision and Goals
The Dominican Sisters of San Rafael aim to foster spiritual growth, education, and social justice, offering supportive environments for holistic development. Through their diverse ministries, they strive to transform lives and communities, promoting the values of the Gospel. Their dedication to prayer, community life, and service ensures they remain a vibrant source of inspiration, working tirelessly towards a just and compassionate world.

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