The Dominican Sisters was founded by Saint Dominic. This group was founded in efforts to preach the gospel and oppose the heresy. The order is well known for its intellectual tradition and for producing many philosophers and theologians.
The Dominican Sisters was founded on the 22nd of December in 1216. The founding of this order took place in France.
Their rule of life is "To Praise, To Bless, To Preach"
The Dominican Sisters vows are poverty, chastity, and obedience which is essentially to follow Christ freely as they walk the narrow path towards holiness.
The Dominican Sisters purpose is to have all of their followers speak to God or of God. Their goal is to teach the way to holiness and joy. They long for fidelity and to build the body of Christ.
Their religious habit is black and white which is an indelible sign of an inward consecration and makes of me a public witness, to all the world, of values transcending time. Perfectae Caritatis, the Vatican II document on the renewal of religious life, explains, “The religious habit, a symbol of consecration, [is to be] simple and modest, at once poor and becoming.”
They are active in the community and helping others and spreading God's message.
Their stages of formation are postulancy, novitiate, scholasticate, and the ongoing formation.
Many of the Dominican Sisters support themselves by producing hosts and vestments for mass and other religious articles.