Preaching the Word

The OP after our names stands for “Order of Preachers,” the formal name of the religious order founded in 1216 by St. Dominic. As Dominicans, we preach with our lives—in both word and deed—guided by a search for truth (“veritas”) and a commitment to contemplate and share the fruits of our contemplation (“contemplate et aliis tradere”). 

Our Dominican lives are shaped by the interconnecting movements of study, prayer, communal life, and ministry. 

Dominic so firmly believed in the importance of study to the preaching mission that he provided a rule of “dispensation” from other responsibilities in the event they interfered with study. We are women committed to study. Through prayer and contemplation we interiorize our learnings and enter into communion with the Source of all truth. Our communal life orients us to the common good of the whole Earth community. And in ministry, our preaching takes effect.

As women of the Gospel, our preaching is also expressed in word. Read the daily reflections on the Word of God posted by Adrian Dominican Sisters and Associates on Facebook, as well as the recent preaching of our women posted below.


Sister Joan Delaplane, OP 

November 1, 2018 (pdf)
Homily for Feast of All Saints



Carol Johannes, OP


Sister Carol Johannes, OP 

Sept. 12, 2018 (pdf)
Homily for Funeral Mass of Sister Jean Rosaria Fisch, OP




Sister Pat Walter, OP 

August 5, 2018 (pdf)
Homily for First Profession of Sister Katherine Frazier, OP