Rooted in the belief that all persons participate in Christ's continued mission in the world, Dominican Sisters of Amityville, as a Congregation, seek to share that mission of bringing the reign of God to fulfillment. Dominic recognized the needs of his age and commissioned his followers to proclaim the Truth. Accordingly, the Dominican Sisters of Amityville continue to respond to each age as it unfolds, committing themselves to an active-contemplative life that proclaims God’s reign. —“Mission and Ministry” ~ from A People Made One
The Dominican Sisters of Amityville have ministered in the Diocese of Brooklyn since we arrived from Germany in 1853. Our ministries were for many years in education and health care and always closely knit to our life in the local parish. The Diocese of Brooklyn grew in population and area as more people moved east towards the Island’s end. In the late 1950’s the diocese was split and the new Diocese of Rockville Centre was formed. As time went on and new needs of God’s people were perceived by the Sisters we spread to other dioceses in other states and Puerto Rico. We move with the times and the needs . . . and the preaching continues.
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