St. Dominic Villa, our retirement home, is located on our motherhouse grounds near our community garden and beautiful outdoor labyrinth used for walking in meditative prayer. Built in 1967, the Villa provides both assisted and independent living for our sisters and is also home to our visiting Vietnamese sisters who come to the United States to learn English and further their education. Our sisters at the Villa are deeply engaged in daily prayer ministry and in tutoring our resident Vietnamese sisters.
We are very grateful for our volunteers who offer help with specialized services, projects, gardening, the reception desk, and much more. Volunteers, guests, students from St. Pius X and St. Agnes, staff, and sisters drop in to share a meal and conversation with our sisters residing at the Villa.
Visitors are welcome to attend Mass in St. Joseph Chapel, located in the Villa. The sculptured-glass window in our chapel (pictured) depicts followers of St. Dominic, both men and women, through the centuries. Those with facial features represent followers canonized by the Church while the remainder represent all Dominicans, religious and laity, preachers of Truth, who have lived the Dominican mission and charism.
Mass is offered Monday through Friday at 8:30 a.m. and Saturday Vigil at 4:00 p.m.
Villa staff include the Administrator, Sr. Eleanor Cresap, OP; Pastoral Coordinator, Sr. Annette Dworsky, OP; Nurse Manager, Mary Frances Cicero, RN; and Food Service Manager, Ruby Wilson.
For more information or to contact sisters and staff at the Villa, please call 713-747-9425.