Dominican Nuns of Corpus Christi Monastery

Corpus Christi Monastery is the oldest Dominican monastery in the United States, a 125 year old branch of the first monastery of nuns founded by St. Dominic de Guzman in Prouilhe, France, in 1206.

Our vocation places us In Medio Ecclesiae, in the heart of the Church, the heart of the Order. Such was the desire of St. Dominic in order to emphasize in a radical way the grace of contemplation, which is the very source of the itinerant apostolic life begun by him. Rooted in God’s Word through prayer, study, community life and hospitality, we partake of the universal mission of our Order, receiving in the inmost sanctuary of compassion the needs of the entire human family.

-from their website


Sr. Mary of the Sacred Heart, O.P.
Vocation Directress
Corpus Christi Monastery
1230 Lafayette Avenue
Bronx, NY 10474




Professed Members: 10
Year Founded: 1880
Archdiocese: New York
Qualifications: In good physical and mental health, with a strong desire to live the contemplative cloistered life and make a complete gift of self to God.
Formation: Aspirancy, one year postulancy, two years novitiate, three years temporary vows.
Age range/limit: 20-45
Belated vocations? Yes