Dominican Monastery of the Infant Jesus

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Consecrated to a life of prayer and praise, we cloistered Dominican nuns share in the redemptive work of Christ in the heart of the Order of Preachers. Our primary mission is to pray for the salvation of souls, and to support the preaching mission of the Dominican friars. We follow the Rule of St. Augustine in "oneness of mind and heart," and live the traditional monastic observances of daily Eucharist, Divine Office, lectio divina, private prayer, study and work. We also have the privilege of Eucharist adoration and papal enclosure.


Sr. Maria Guadalupe O.P.
1501 Lotus Lane
Lufkin, TX 75904



Professed Members: 23
Year Founded: 1945
Federation: Association of Monasteries of the Nuns of the Order of Preachers of the United States
Diocese: Tyler, TX
Qualifications: Single woman; practicing Catholic; good physical and mental health; fidelity and love for the Church; ability to live in community and in solitude; an attraction to prayer and the things of God; college or work experience; no financial debts.
Formation: Aspirancy of two to six weeks; postulancy of 10 months; novitiate of two years; temporary vows of three years.
Age range/limit: 20-40
Belated vocations? No