What We Do

The work of the Dominican Sisters and Associates of Peace is expressed in a great number of ministries that are as diverse as our members themselves. Our Sisters are college professors, teachers, religious educators, lawyers, health care professionals, artists, spiritual directors, missionaries and advocates for the poor, pastoral care givers, and volunteers just to name a few.

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We are particularly committed to a number of ministries where we strive to bring peace to the world through our ecology centers, education from pre-k to graduate school and adult learning, health care in all its forms, housing and spiritual life. Even in retirement our sisters continue their ministry through volunteer ministries, prayer and presence.

Our work for peace also takes us around the world to missions overseas in Honduras, Nigeria, and Peru. Here is a list of the dioceses where we serve.

Care of Earth

Barbara Harrington Crystal Spring

“Creation is not a property, which we can rule over at will; or, even less, is the property of only a few: Creation is a gift, it is a wonderful gift that God has given us, so that we care for it and we use it for the benefit of all, always with great respect and gratitude.” (Pope Francis, May 10, 2014 address to Catholic school students at the Vatican)

Catholic sisters are engaged in educating others on why caring for Earth is essential to the well-being of all life. This life-sustaining commitment is the focus of the four ecology centers of the Dominican Sisters of Peace. The diverse programs of the centers invite visitors to join in the “great work” of caring for God’s gift of creation.

Visit one of our ecology centers near you.


Dominican Sisters of Peace have a long tradition of education and of passing on the heritage of our faith. A Catholic education is the key to our students becoming critical thinkers, faithful believers and contributing citizens. We share the Good News through education for all ages: from preschool children to adults, in grade schools and high schools, in colleges and universities, and in learning centers that teach basic literacy and English as a second language.


Peace Leadership Group
Peace Leadership Group


The Dominican Sisters of Peace bring God’s healing presence and pastoral care to many sick and elderly people served in our care centers. Jesus frequently laid on hands to cure the sick and heal the troubled spirit. His ministry continues through the healing hands of our Sisters who see to the pastoral and spiritual needs of patients, along with the medical and support staff.

Learn more or visit one of our health care centers.



Following the example of Jesus’s words: I was homeless and you sheltered me, Peace Dominicans carry out a pastoral ministry in a number of areas that offer a safe and caring place to call home for the elderly and infirm.

Learn more about our housing centers.

Spiritual Life


In the Gospel we often read that Jesus went to a quiet place to pray. The Dominican Sisters of Peace offer a number of opportunities for you to slip away from the demands of everyday life and give yourself to the quiet and peace of a retreat. Our retreat centers offer opportunities for spiritual guidance and direction, as well as educational and spiritual programs that meet a variety of needs, including programs for young people, for people dealing with addictions of any kind, and. All of them will offer a welcome and a space for prayer, reflection and renewed spiritual life.

Visit our spiritual life centers.

Missions overseas

Jesus declared: “Go throughout the whole world and preach the gospel to all people.” (Mark 16:15)

Doris Regan

Our work for peace also takes us around the world to missions overseas in Honduras, Nigeria, and Peru. Dominican Sisters of Peace create opportunities for job training, minister to prisoners, to persons with HIV/AIDS and accompany the poorest of the poor. Learn more.



Peace & Justice

Human Trafficking

The Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Social Teaching of the Catholic Church compel us to act on behalf of poor people, those who are marginalized or threatened with violence. Dominican Sisters of Peace strive to be true to our name by living a life of peace and striving to bring peace to a world in need.