Following a Time-tested Charism
and an Ancient Tradition



The Conventual Sisters of St Dominic were established as a Religious Community of Diocesan Right under the vigilance of the Bishop of Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia.


Devoted to, and inspired by St Dominic - "Light of the Church and Teacher of Truth" - we strive to imitate him, and to incorporate into our lives the spiritual legacy bestowed by him on the Friars and Sisters of his Order - the Order of Preachers.


The origins of this community are in the enclosed, contemplative tradition of Dominican Nuns in Ireland, which evolved into a certain degree of active work in education in the 19th century. Due to this history and tradition, the Conventual Sisters of St Dominic lean towards the contemplative aspect of the Order's charism, (see Prayer and Observance) while engaging in some apostolic work (see Apostolate). 

They live, then, what St. Thomas Aquinas refers to as "the Mixed Life", having a monastic and contemplative life-style in common with the Contemplative Orders, and an apostolic outreach in common with the active Orders (see Charism).


Our Location 

We are not founded solely for the Diocese of Wagga Wagga, but are free to serve the Church wherever God may call us to do so. At present we are a small community, happy to pray and serve among the good Catholic community of St. Brendan's Parish, Ganmain, - near the city of Wagga Wagga, New South Wales.
We pray that in God's Providence we will be able to welcome more young women called to the Dominican ideal who can extend the influence of our Dominican life to other parts of Australia. 

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