Ministries

The Dominican Sisters of Peace strive to answer Jesus’s command: “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” (Matthew 25:35-36)
These pages route you to the many institutions, centers and programs that carry out our central call to be people of peace, to preach peace, to build it and be a peaceful presence in the world.

 

Ecology Centers

  • Crown Point Ecology Center (Bath, OH)
    Demonstrating practical applications of ecology, this 130-acre farm and education center is a living laboratory based on principles of spirituality, social justice, and environmental protection, while supporting a 210-family Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Project.
  • Crystal Spring Center for Earth Learning (Plainville, MA)
    Nestled in a small suburban town where the southern New England coast and hills give way to the Bristol lowlands, these gardens and woodland trails provide the setting for Earth festivals, retreats, and workshops about new cosmology values and choices including organic gardening, ecological spirituality, cooking, music, and the arts.
  • Heartland Farm (Pawnee Rock, KS)
    Heartland Farm is a Christian community committed to working for the healing and care of the Earth and its inhabitants. Members of the community are committed to exploring and living the principles of community, simple living, nonviolence, justice and peace, and the nurturing of all God’s creation.
  • St. Catharine Farm (St. Catharine, KY)
    A leader in sustainable farming and animal husbandry, this 700-acre beef cattle farm serves the Sisters, community, and local farmers.
  • Shepherd’s Corner (Blacklick, OH)
    Featuring diverse habitats, wildlife, and native flora, as well as chemical-free naturally grown gardens, greenhouses, beehives, free-range turkeys, chickens and sheep, a turf labyrinth, and a system of walking trails, this 160 acres of greenspace is a place of peace, natural beauty, and spiritual refreshment for harried souls.

Education

Adult Literacy

Primary Education

Secondary Education

Higher Education

Health Care

Housing

Spiritual Life

  • Dominican Center (Oxford, MI)
    A retreat house offering growth and spiritual opportunities for youth.
  • Dominican Retreat and Conference Center (Niskayuna, NY)
    The Center offers retreats for women and men, workshops, and presentations to enhance your spiritual life and growth. Retreats are also offered for those in 12-step programs on topics of alcoholism, abuse, and eating issues.
  • Heartland Center for Spirituality (Great Bend, KS)
    Heartland Center provides meals, overnight accommodations, and meeting space for individuals, church organizations, and nonprofit groups who are interested in spiritual enrichment, educational programs, staff development, conferences, and retreats.
  • Martin de Porres Center (Columbus, OH)
    Martin de Porres Center offers a contemplative and affordable meeting space for spiritual, artistic, and educational programming, as well as spiritual direction and adult literacy tutoring.
  • Rosaryville Spirit-Life Center (Ponchatoula, LA)
    This 40-acre retreat center, in proximity to Rosaryville’s wetlands, offers renewal of life and opportunity for spiritual growth for individuals and groups.
  • St. Mary’s Retreat House (Oxford, MI)
    A retreat house where women can meet to deepen their personal relationship with God and with each other.
  • Vivian’s Via Rosa (Waterford, MI) (for information contact St. Mary’s Retreat House)
    This intimate homey retreat house on Scott Lake offers individuals and small groups a place of quiet beauty for private, guided and directed retreats.

Other

  • Peace Center – New Orleans, LA
    A sign of Dominican Sisters of Peace’s commitment to New Orleans, the Peace Center provides outreach and a place of peace and caring for residents surrounding the center. The Peace Center also provides enrichment programs for persons of all ages in the neighborhood.
  • Ministry of Presence Garden City, KS
    A direct ministry with the poor serving as liaison with existing community resources.