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Who We Are

The Adrian Dominican Sisters are an international Congregation of about 740 vowed women religious whose roots go back to St. Dominic in the 13th century. We are committed to preaching the Word of God, the formation of community centered on faith, and ministry to further the values of the Gospel among ourselves and in our world.

We minister in 26 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and in six countries: Canada, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Norway, the Philippines, and Taiwan. Responsive to the "signs of the times," we strive to address the needs of the world, to serve where we are called to go.

Our ministries have been developed from the traditional works of education, health care and social work. Our Sisters serve in such ministries as education, administration, law, social work, health care, pastoral ministry, music, art, and office work. Together, we continue the Dominican tradition of preaching through our prayer, study, ministry, and common life.

About 206 Associates (married and single men and women) share our Mission to preach the Good News of the Gospel and to bring about change in our world.

Our main campus (Motherhouse) is in Adrian, Michigan, in the Diocese of Lansing. Located on this campus are the Congregation's administrative offices, Weber Retreat and Conference Center, the Dominican Life Center (a continuum of care for members of the Congregation), and Siena Heights University.