We, the Houston Dominican Sisters, publicly commit ourselves to study and address the crucial justice issues of our times. We assume the risks inherent in preaching and teaching the Gospel. We will work to transform social structures which oppress the powerless, ministering with them in our common struggle to remain faithful to the Word of God. (1991)


The Dominican Order, also known as the Order of Preachers, was founded by St. Dominic de Guzman over 800 years ago, and our Dominican spirituality is inspired by his life and example. As members of the global Dominican family of religious women and men and laity, we live by the four pillars of Dominican life: study, prayer, community, and preaching. These pillars are the foundation of our Dominican spirituality and charism.