Mission

All renewal in the Church must have mission as its goal St. John Paul II Ecclesia in Oceania 19


Sr Ann Gives a lecture at the Dominican Seminar
 A resident of St Mary's home with Sr Pauline
 A resident of St Mary's home with Sr Pauline

St Dominic’s preaching mission was in direct response to the urgent needs of his time. As Dominican sisters we receive the charism of St. Dominic, and are called to discover and address the particular needs of our own time and place as our patron St Catherine of Siena did in hers 

In determining what particular ministry a sister will pursue a balance is sought between the gifts of grace and nature of the individual sister, the needs of the Congregation and the needs of the Church and society at large.   This means our sisters are involved in a wide variety of missions:  The Congregation has overall responsibility for two institutions, St Mary's Nursing Home, a home for the elderly and infirm, and St Rose's  school, a school providing education, therapy and day and residential care for children and young people with physical disabilities.

Sr Tamsin with some Jesuit seminarians from Heythrop College
Sr Tamsin with some Jesuit seminarians from Heythrop College
In addition to this sisters are working in the University Chaplaincies in Cambridge, and in Keele.  Some sisters teach in Blackfriars Oxford,  Heythrop College London, and at Maryvale Institute, Birmingham. One sister is a qualified GP, while another is a staff nurse, and also does work in Pets as Therapy, together with her dog, Holly.

Sr Ann Catherine With Fr Peter Hunter and Students from Fisher House on Pilgrimage to Prague
On Pilgrimage...


The sisters are also involved in a number of other ministries: volunteer work with the elderly, parish ministries, catechetics, study groups, and youth groups.  Sisters serve on various committees in relation to Education, Health Care, Theology, and  Ecumenical Dialogue and contribute to Catholic journals and newspapers. We also support the work of those who are engaged with asylum seekers, and, through correspondence, voice our concern for causes of justice and peace, environmental matters, and pro-life issues.

To Praise, To Bless, To Preach.