Who are the Dominican Nuns of Summit, New Jersey?

Free for God Alone!

The Nuns of the Order of Preachers are to seek, ponder and call upon the Lord Jesus Christ in solitude so that the WORD proceeding from the mouth of God may not return to Him empty, but may accomplish those things for which It was sent. (Isaiah 55:10) Living in the heart of the Preaching Family, the nuns live in the WORD of God which the friars, sisters and laity preach. In the cloister the nuns devote themselves totally to God and perpetuate that singular gift which the blessed Dominic had of bearing sinners, the down-trodden and the afflicted in the inmost sanctuary of his compassion. They incarnate in their lives the cry of Saint Dominic:

“O Lord, what will become of sinners!”

Did You Know?

Our Dominican monastery has the special privilege of both perpetual adoration of the Blessed Sacrament joined with the prayer of the rosary. We call this the Adoring Rosary. Through our Lady’s eyes and heart we contemplate the Word of God who made Himself our Food for Eternal Life.

The monastery chapel is open every day from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM. You are always welcome to come and spend time in His loving presence here at our Lady’s monastery.



Responding to the Thirst for God!

Due to the increase of new vocations and inadequate facilities for welcoming visitors, there is an urgent need for expansion and renovation to our monastery. To this end, we have begun initial architectural plans and have formed a Centennial Committee of devoted and expert consultants to assist us in this exciting project.

Why we need YOU!

Interceding for the World!

We depend entirely on the providence of God and the generosity of our friends and benefactors for our daily life of prayer, study and work. Daily, we ask God to reward with eternal life "all those who do good to us for the sake of Your Holy Name" conscious that any donation we receive is a monetary oblation given to God for His honor and glory. Our prayers and good works are united to those who give, as if they were their own, reaping the blessings of Jesus and Mary.


By the Work of Our Hands!

Here at the monastery the nuns handcraft personal care items such as soap, lip balm, hand creme, and room sprays. They also make 100% beeswax candles such as tapers, votives, pillars and tealights. From the monastery woodshop come hand turned pens. Also offered are the nuns' olive wood rosaries, books and other items. 100% of the proceeds support our growing community! 


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