"To contemplate and give to others the fruits of our contemplation."
Welcome to the Website of
the Dominican Sisters of Western Australia!
The Dominican Sisters of Western Australia recognizes and upholds the rights of children as outlined in the UN Convention on the rights of the child. Accordingly the rights, needs and the welfare of children are to be valued, promoted and supported in every respect. All children are to be treated with dignity and respect.
The Dominican Sisters of Western Australia will take every opportunity to promote the general welfare, health, and full development of children, and in carrying out its range of service activity to assist and care for children, will seek to protect them from harm of all kinds. For More information, please see our Safeguarding of Children Policy.
We are a small group of women who have answered a call from God to pray, work, and share our gifts and talents with those who need our help.
St Dominic (1170-1221) preached the value of human life at a time when humanity was linked to the presence of negative theology in the world (e.g.the Cathar heresy). Dominic's missionary preaching in Southern Europe, and the subsequent preaching of the friars which spread throughout the world, confirmed the great love of God for all people, and the desire of God that we be fully who we are meant to be: women and men created in the "image and likeness" of God. The Order of Preachers (Dominicans) is firmly grounded on three pillars: Study, Prayer and Preaching.
One key motto of the Order, to which we hold dearly, is:
“To contemplate and give to others the fruits of our contemplation.”
We share this motto with many independent Congregations of Dominican Sisters throughout the world.
All Dominican Sisters around the world try to live according to the ideals of St Dominic who was a great preacher of the “Good News” of the Gospel of Jesus.
The Sisters continue to proclaim the Good News wherever they are called in the spirit of their founder Dominic, as did the first Sisters in 1206.
Artwork created in 2006 by the students of Holy Spirit Primary School, City Beach, under the guidance of Principal, Patty Buckley, to mark the 800th Anniversary of the founding of the Order of Preachers at Prouilhe, France.