Open Wide the Doors

Click here for a prayer to John Paul II asking his intercession for the Sisters and their endeavors. 

Our Mission

Our National Expansion

At the dawn of the third millennium, Pope John Paul II called the Church to “take up her evangelizing mission with fresh enthusiasm,” and to “open wide the doors to Christ!”  In 1997 our four foundresses, Mother Assumpta Long, O.P., Sr. Joseph Andrew Bogdanowicz, O.P., Sr. Mary Samuel Handwerker, O.P. and Sr. John Dominic Rasmussen, O.P., stepped out in faith to take up this challenge by establishing a new religious community that combines the Dominican monastic heritage with a commitment to the New Evangelization.

our expansion map

With humble gratitude for the blessing of tremendous growth in vocations, the Sisters are now ready to expand to more places.  We are moving forward with plans to build the first phase of a priory in Texas which will house, form and educate up to 50 Sisters ready to live our Dominican vocation of preaching and teaching the Gospel of Christ across our nation.