Who We Are

We are Catholic women who have made vows as Dominican Sisters of San Rafael. As part of the Order of Preachers, a religious congregation founded by Saint Dominic de Guzman in 1206, we are committed to preaching God’s Word. As our mission statement says, “we seek to extend [Christ’s] mission of truth and love… bringing the Gospel to bear with depth and compassion on the critical issues of our times.”

We live our lives in community, and so together we look:

  • to Jesus, the source of our faith;
  • to the Gospel, our inspiration and primary pattern of Christian life;
  • to Dominic and Catherine of Siena, our companions and guides on the Dominican path; and
  • to one another, our support in fidelity to this way of life.
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We are the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael