The purpose of this Association is to foster the monastic, contemplative life of the member Monasteries in the spirit of St. Dominic, and at the same time to support and strengthen the spirit of cooperation and communion among them.

The principle means of attaining these goals are sharing and intercommunication through various exchanges that facilitate the spiritual, intellectual, human and cultural development of the sisters.


More and more impelled by the love of Christ, that all-embracing divine friendship, they should become all things to all. In the common life of the religious family to which they are united in a closer bond through chastity, they should cultivate sisterly affection and serene friendship. 

LCM 26

REGULAR OBservance

The nuns, while keeping silence in the refectory, should listen to reading so that not only their bodies may be refreshed with food, but their minds also may be strengthened with the word of God.

LCM 54



The nuns should keep before their eyes by day and by night Christ the Lord who, during his life on earth, offered up prayers and supplications to God with loud cries and tears, and now sits at the right hand of the divine majesty, always living to make intercession for us

LCM 74

By their hidden life they proclaim prophetically that in Christ alone is true happiness to be found, here by grace and afterwards in glory.