Dominican Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary

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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, and study and work. We also have the privilege of perpetual adoration and perpetual Rosary.


Sr. Joseph Maria O.P.
Novice Mistress
543 Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901



Professed Members: 16
Year Founded: 1919
Federation: North American Association of Dominican Monasteries
Diocese: Newark, NJ
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.
Formation: Aspirancy of one year with a live-in experience of three to six weeks; postulancy of one year; novitiate of two years; temporary vows six years.
Age range/limit: 20-35
Belated vocations? No