CHURCH DOCUMENTS

There are many Vatican documents that relate to religious life and contemplative type in particular.

SPONSA CHRISTI - Issued on November 21, 1950 by Pope Pius XII concerning consecrated virginity for monastic women and consecrated virgins. The Vatican website no longer has a version in English.

PERFECTAE CARITATIS - Issued on October 28, 1965 by Pope Paul VI concerning the adaptation and renewal of religious life. 

VENITE SEORSUM - Issued on December 8, 1980 by Saint Pope John Paul II on the contemplative dimension of religious life.

VITA CONSECRATA - Issued on March 25, 1996 by Saint Pope John Paul II concerning religious consecrated life.

VERBI SPONSA  - Issued on May 13, 1999 by Saint Pope John Paul II as an Instruction on the Contemplative Life and on the Enclosure of Nuns.

VULTUM DEI QUAERERE - Issued on July 22, 2016 by Pope Francis on Women’s contemplative life.

DOMINICAN RESOURCES

Dominican Life - USA

Dominican Order - Nuns

Dominicana - Heaven on Earth in the Age of Social - article that features our monastery

RELIGIOUS LIFE RESOURCES

Our monastery on the Institute on Religious Life

Cloistered Life that features our community

Vocation Blog article that features our monastery

OUR MONASTERY FEATURED IN THE MEDIA

Word On Fire - How a Group of Cloistered Nuns Balance Prayer and Facebook

The Michigan Catholic - Cloister-phobic? Not these Dominican nuns

Clarkston News - Heaven sent

FINANCIAL HELP FOR THOSE WITH COLLEGE DEBT

Mater Ecclesiae Fund for Vocations

The Laboure Society