Mission

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

Sr Ann Catherine preaching at the Dominican Seminar
Sr Ann Catherine at the Dominican Seminar. 

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 

Preaching may be done by words, or by actions.
A resident of St Mary's home with Sr Pauline

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 Home and St Rose's  school

 St.Mary's Home is a home for the elderly and infirm, which aims to provide a high standard of nursing care within a Christian environment, where nonetheless residents of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds are welcomed.  A homely, friendly and open atmosphere that promotes the privacy, dignity and rights of all our residents is offered.

 

St Rose's is a school providing education, therapyDiocesan report and day and residential care for children and young  people between 2-25 with a range of physical disabilities, sensory, learning and communication difficulties and complex health needs.  St Roses is a lively, non-maintained Catholic day and residential special school established by the Dominican Sisters in 1912. The Gospel message is at the heart of the school, which ensures that all students feel happy, safe, valued and loved.

 

Students from Heythrop College
Jesuits taught by Sr Tamsin

In addition to this sisters are working in the University Chaplaincies in Cambridge, and in Keele.  Some sisters teach in Blackfriars OxfordAllen Hall Seminary in  London, and at Maryvale Institute, Birmingham. One sister is a qualified GP, while another is a staff nurse, and alsdoes work in Pets as Therapy.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.

Our communities have also served as places of welcome and study for sisters and other students, and a particular charism of welcoming visitors into our houses has long been part of our apostolate.

Sisters from India and the Czech republic with our community in Cambridge.
Sisters from India and the Czech republic with our community in Cambridge.

To Praise, To Bless, To Preach.