Come & See


Young women seeking to discern their vocation with us should show an interest in the essential features of Dominican life and usually be within the age bracket of 18 - 30yrs of age

* Contemplative prayer
* Study and the defence of Divine Truth
* The Sacred Liturgy of the Church
* Communal life within a monastic framework
* Asceticism and personal spiritual discipline
* A life of material simplicity.

How do I find out more about this religious community?

Contact by Letter
Young women interested in Dominican religious life are welcome to contact us in order to learn more about religious life and this community. Please introduce yourself to the Prioress, explain a little of your background and current occupation and/or studies

 The Prioress, 

Convent of Our Lady of the Rosary, 
47 Langham St., 
Ganmain, 
New South Wales, 2702. 

Come-and-See Visit
Once a young woman has contacted the community, she may wish to ask to visit. During a few days with us she can pray, discern and make inquiry about our Dominican way of life. During this time of encounter there is no commitment to the community. It is purely a time for information-seeking and prayerful discernment.


The community requires that anyone seeking for a discernment opportunity should:
* Be under the age of thirty (although consideration is sometimes given to applicants over thirty).
* Have normal physical and emotional health.
* Possess a strong and rationally developed desire to give herself totally to God.
* Possess normal intelligence, facility in the English language and the capacity at least  for tertiary education. She should have a desire to use this in the service of God and the Church.
* Be docile to the Magisterium of the Church.
* Be engaged in a cultivation of her spiritual life through regular reception of the Sacraments of Penance and the Eucharist, and through prayer, asceticism and the practice of the virtues - especially of charity.


Further Steps of Discernment Within the Community: Formation