We, the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, were canonically established in 1997 in response to Pope St. John Paul II’s call for a New Evangelization. We seek to share God’s message of faith and the joy of religious life with the modern world through various outreaches including education, vocations, and culture. Read more about our charism…
Beginning with four foundresses, our community has now grown to over 140 Sisters with an average age of 33. Our Motherhouse is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 2019, we opened the first phase of a new large convent named “Our Lady of Guadalupe Priory” in Georgetown, Texas. This new priory was constructed to accommodate the miraculous explosion of vocations that God has generously sent. It will ultimately hold up to 115 new Sisters, adding to the living space of our existing Motherhouse and other smaller convents.
As Dominicans, our apostolate is preaching and teaching, with prayer and contemplation at the very center of all we do. Starting each day with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and a renewal of our Marian consecration, we go forth to teach in classrooms from preschool through college all over the United States. In addition to 24 teaching missions, our Sisters also serve as librarians at the Pontifical North American College in Rome and in the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter in Houston, Texas. Read more about our Missions…
Owned and administered by the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Spiritus Sanctus Academies exist primarily to assist families with educating their children in living the truths of the Catholic Faith.
Each student’s talents and gifts are challenged and developed according to his capacity so that he might fulfill his duty to live in the grace of God and strive for holiness. Students are taught to use their gifts for the honor and glory of God, for their own spiritual and temporal good, and for the good of their neighbor.
In an effort to further impart our decades-long teaching and catechetical approach, we established a publishing entity, Lumen Ecclesiae Press (LEP), through which we offer educational books and publications created by our Sisters.
Our community’s multi-media Disciple of Christ, Education in Virtue® series can be found online and in schools, businesses and households around the globe. The program is being implemented in dioceses throughout the United States and is accompanied by a ten-part professional development video series, designed to share in-depth knowledge on how to use and present the program and its materials.
Our Sisters have created an abundance of other resources as well, ranging from topics from vocations to catechetics to even music. We invite you to view these and more by visiting Lumen Ecclesiae Press.
Further extending the reach of Lumen Ecclesiae Press, we launched a new state-of-the-art digital platform called Lumen Ecclesiae Digital (LED). This new endeavor is a response to many requests for multidimensional access to the beauty and joy of religious life, the experience of our preaching and teaching apostolate, and the materials and resources our Sisters have created. Through LED, the Sisters hope to present audio and visual opportunities to engage with uplifting and fruitful content on one main website portal: GoLEDigital.org
We are excited to introduce our newest digital presence: The Lumen Ecclesiae Learning Portal, a place for children and adults, students and educators, to participate in courses taught by our Sisters, as well as priests, laymen, and women. The educational and catechetical content is instructive, engaging, and professionally produced. We invite you to preview a demonstration of the two courses that launched in Fall 2020.
Cultivating the Virtues
Recommended for children in Grades K-4
Life of Christ Lectio Divina
Recommendation: 7th grade and up (including adults)
Sharing the Joy of Religious Life
Our Sisters have accepted various unique invitations, where possible, to engage the culture and spread the joyful witness of religious life. Examples include numerous media appearances, the release of three chart-topping musical recordings, and a performance before a large audience on the White House lawn at the 2018 National Christmas Tree Lighting, singing selections from our highly celebrated Christmas Album, “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”.
As spiritual mothers to all, we strive to reflect Christ’s love to all those we encounter. Over 6,000 young women have attended our vocational discernment retreats. We participate in the annual March for Life in support of the sanctity of life, from conception to natural death. We also visit college campuses and assist with summer missions, spreading the witness of religious life wherever we go.
In 2020, we began providing virtual discernment retreats in place of their in-person retreats. Through these retreats, young women are still able to learn about the Sisters’ life while also receiving a virtual tour of the Motherhouse and cultivating quiet times of prayer and reflection in order to hear God’s guidance regarding their particular vocation. They may then contact the Sisters via phone or email to continue their discernment.