2015 Chapter Commitments

Dominican Sisters of Peace

Approved at the Second General Chapter, April, 2015.

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For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, 
plans for welfare and not for evil,
to give you a future and a hope.
(Jeremiah 29:11)

We, Dominican Sisters of Peace, claim our charism to preach truth with hope in God’s promise for our future. Our preaching flows from our contemplation and is embodied in our prayer, study, community and ministry. Rooted in the heritage of the Order of Preachers, we witness to the living presence of the Risen Christ.

As members of an international Order and recognizing our interdependence, we call ourselves to greater involvement with the global community. We embrace simplicity of life and itinerancy of mind, spirit and body. We respond to the hungers of our world by sharing with others the Word of the Gospel and the Bread of Life.

We acknowledge and appreciate the opportunity to minister and share our lives with our Associates, women and men committed to living the Dominican charism.

Radically open to ongoing conversion into the peace of Christ, we commit ourselves to be women of peace who:

  • Study, contemplate, and preach God’s revelation discovered in the unfolding mystery of creation and in Sacred Scripture.
  • Create environments of peace by promoting non-violence, unity in diversity, and reconciliation among ourselves, in the Church and throughout the world.
  • Promote justice through solidarity with those who are marginalized, especially women and children, and work with others to identify and transform oppressive systems.
  • Create welcoming communities, inviting others to join us as vowed members, associates, volunteers, and partners in our mission to be the Holy Preaching.
  • Foster God’s web of life personally, communally and ministerially by advocating and supporting just policies and decisions to reduce the impact of global climate change.

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