As cloistered Dominican nuns, we live the traditional monastic observances. To learn about the various aspects of Dominican monastic life, click on the words below to see photos and read texts from the Book of the Constitutions of the Nuns of the Order of Preachers (LCM).


Enclosure

By withdrawal from the world, in fact and in spirit, the nuns, like prudent virgins waiting for their Lord, are freed from worldly affairs so that they may have leisure to devote themselves wholeheartedly to the kingdom of God. The hidden life should open their minds to the breadth and height and depth of the love of God who sent his Son so that the whole world might be saved through him. (LCM 36)

Our enclosure walls help to keep the world at a distance, but our prayers continue to reach out to men and women everywhere.


Statue of the Sacred Heart
along the enclosure wall

A visit in the parlor

A walk by the wall




Statue of the Holy Family

Breezeway connecting
the Monastery buildings

Trail inside the enclosure