Our Dominican Traditions
The Habit - We wear the Dominican Habit as a sign of our consecration and a witness to poverty.
Blessed Virgin Mary - The Order of Preachers has been distinguished by its special devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, who was chosen as its official patroness. Some of our external manifestations of Marian devotion include: wearing of the scapular and rosary, recitation of the rosary each day and singing of the “Salve Regina” at the bedside of a dying Sister.
Sacred Heart of Jesus - In addition to the devotions common to Dominicans, our Congregation has cultivated a special devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Mother Mary Alphonsa dedicated her charity, in its very beginning, to the Sacred Heart.
Saint Rose of Lima - From the inception of her call to nurse the cancerous poor, Mother Mary Alphonsa chose Saint Rose of Lima as her patron, finding the Dominican ideal, as lived by Saint Rose and the communities of Dominican Sisters, a compelling expression of love of God and neighbor.
Our Horarium is a continual movement from contemplation to sharing the fruits of our contemplation.
6:30 am Mass and Morning Prayer
7:30 am Apostolate
10:00 am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament (until 11:30 am)
Daytime Prayer, Rosary, and Private Prayer
11:30 am Apostolate
1:00 pm Dinner
4:00 pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament (until 5:00 pm)
Community Prayers (Rosary and Evening Prayer)
6:40 pm Supper
7:45 pm Recreation
8:30 pm Night Prayer