Who we are:
Responding to God's Call
The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist were founded in 1997 to spread the witness of religious life across the country in response to St. John Paul II’s vision for a New Evangelization. In just over 20 years, the community has grown from four Foundresses to over 140 Sisters from 34 states in the United States, as well as Canada, with an average age of 33 years old.
Seeking the Source of All Joy
Everything the Sisters do begins in the chapel. With a particular Eucharistic and Marian devotion, they gather daily in communal prayer, starting with a Eucharistic Holy Hour, Mass, and a renewal of their Marian consecration.
Witnessing to the Joy of Consecrated Life
The Sisters actively seek to spread the witness of religious life across the country in many ways, including talks to youth and college students, summer teaching missions, pro-life witness, and continued use of new ways to engage the culture (media appearances—CBS, NBC, Fox, NPR; catechetical television programs; resources and materials; music CDs; and various forms of social media.) As God has continued to bring an abundance of vocations to the community, the Motherhouse in Ann Arbor has reached full capacity. To allow for the community’s growth, the first phase of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Priory in the diocese of Austin, Texas was recently completed, with capacity for 56 Sisters. This significant presence in Texas brings with it the opportunity for the Sisters to further their joyful witness throughout our great nation.
Forming Souls through Preaching, Teaching & Evangelization
Starting with a Motherhouse and two schools in Ann Arbor and Plymouth, Michigan, the Sisters have expanded nationally by establishing teaching missions at 22 other schools. The Sisters’ Disciple of Christ, Education in Virtue® program aims to educate young people and adults in living Christian virtue and nurture an encounter with the Person of Christ through His Word. Introduced in 2013, it is already in over 500 schools in 49 states and 21 countries outside the U.S.