In the mission of Jesus
we Adrian Dominican Sisters
discover and identify ourselves
as women called together
to share faith and life
with one another
and sent into our world
to be with others
bearers and recipients of his love
co-creators of his justice and peace.
Adrian Dominican Constitution and Statutes, 1.6
At the General Chapter of 2016, the Adrian Dominican Sisters reaffirmed the Vision enacted at General Chapter 2004 and adopted four Enactments for living out the Vision during the next six years, from July 2016 through June 2022:
Visit our "Engaged in the Mission" page to see
how we live our Mission and Vision
Preachers of Adrian
impelled by the Gospel
and outraged by the injustices
of our day
Stirred by the Wisdom of God
and rooted in our
communal study and life in community,
we challenge heresies of local and global
domination, exploitation, and greed
that privilege some, dehumanize others,
and ravage Earth.
We confront our racist attitudes
and root out racist practices
in our lives and systems.
We confront systems
where women are denied freedom,
equality, and full personhood.
We walk in solidarity with people
who are poor
and challenge structures
that impoverish them.
We practice non-violent peacemaking.
We promote lay leadership
and shared decision-making
for a renewed Church.
We live right relationships with
We claim the communal authority
and responsibility of our
We commit ourselves
to live this Vision.
Adopted at General Chapter of 2004
Our vision continues to impel us . . .
As contemplative ecclesial women,
in God’s unfolding universe:
We commit to live simply and sustainably
for the sake of the whole
We commit to study worldviews
and emerging theologies
informed by science
and our suffering world.
We commit to open our hearts to the other
and deepen our understanding
of diverse cultures and beliefs.
We commit to claim our moral authority
to speak truth in Church and society
in the spirit of Catherine of Siena.
We call one another
to mutual accountability
Adopted at General Chapter of 2010