Dominican Nuns of the Monastery of St. Jude

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The Dominican Nuns of the Monastery of St. Jude withdraw from the world to be at the heart of the Church. Our primary mission is to pray for the salvation of souls and for the preaching mission of the Dominican friars.

We strive to offer a sacrifice of praise to God especially through the solemn celebration of the Liturgy, chanted in Latin and English, and to be of "one mind and heart in the Lord" in living the monastic observances of common life, the vows, and the study of sacred truth.

We also have the privilege of Eucharistic Adoration and Perpetual Rosary, forming a Guard of Honor for Our Lady.


Sr. Mary Jordan O.P.
Vocation Directress / Novice Mistress
143 County Road 20 East
Marbury, AL 36051



Professed Members: 6 Solemnly Professed; 1 Temporary Professed; 1 Aspirant
Year Founded: 1944
Federation: North American Association of Dominican Monasteries
Diocese: Mobile, AL
Qualifications: Single, practicing Catholic young women with good mental and physical health, able to embrace a life of choral and private prayer in community. They must have a love of the Catholic Faith and the Church, devotion to the Blessed Sacrament and Our Lady, and a good sense of humor. Some college or work experience is useful.
Formation: One month aspirancy; one year postulancy; two years novitiate; three years temporary vows. During the years of formation, novitiate classes include Dominican life, Catechism, the history of monasticism and the Dominican Order, the vows and religious consecration, liturgy, sacraments, Sacred Scripture, and similar topics to provide a solid foundation for the nuns’ contemplative life.
Age range/limit: 18-30
Belated vocations? No