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).
The nuns should keep before their eyes by day and night Christ the Lord who, during his life on earth, offered up
prayers and supplications to God with loud cries and tears, and now sits at the right hand of the divine majesty,
always living to make intercession for us. (LCM 74:I)
Our Constitutions mention many forms of prayer: celebration of the Eucharist and the Divine Office, reading and
meditating on Sacred Scripture, private prayer, vigils and intercessions. We take turns adoring the Blessed
Sacrament in chapel throughout the day and in the evening. We treasure the Rosary, a prayer long cherished by Dominicans.
Lectio divina outside
Lectio divina in the monastic cell
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
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