Congratulations on sixty years!In 2020, the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael honor two sisters on their 60th Jubilee. These two former schoolmates grew up in Stockton, CA, graduated high school together, and entered the convent on the same day! Sister Gervaise Valpey, OP and Sister Judy Lu McDonnell, OP continue to shine their light in a world very much in need. Learn More.
To be a Dominican Sister of San Rafael is to be a member of a vital community of Catholic women who faithfully preach the Gospel with their lives, through prayer, study, and ministry.
We believe in the future of our Church and of a wider religious life. We serve to ignite positive change in the world. We invite you to join us in the pursuit of truth, love, mercy and justice.Learn More
God's invitation to Dominican life and mission follows diverse paths. On the occasion of the 165th Anniversary of the congregation, eight sisters share their unique stories of call and response as a Dominican Sister of San Rafael.