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
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
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.Mary's Home is a home for the elderly and infirm, which
St Rose's is a school providing education, therapySt 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. 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.
Sisters welcome pilgrims to St. Dominic's Stone
In addition to this sisters are working in the University Chaplaincies in
Cambridge, and in Keele. Some sisters teach in Blackfriars Oxford, Allen Hall Seminary in London, and at Maryvale Institute, Birmingham. One sister is a qualified GP, while another is a staff nurse, and also works 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.
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