Dominican Monastery Of Our Lady Of The Rosary

Dominican Nuns, 543 Springfield Ave, Summit, New Jersey, Združene države Amerike

Website of the Sanctuary

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Doors to the chapel are open from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM daily. The gift shop is usually open from 9:30-4:00.

The Perpetual Rosary is a particular membership within the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary. It is a definite participation in the Perpetual Prayer of the Rosary by the cloistered Dominican Nuns who have assumed this obligation.

You are invited to join the Nuns in keeping company with Our Lady Of The Rosary one hour each month while pondering the mysteries of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.  This may be in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament or at home.

What is a Dominican Nun of Our Lady Of The Rosary?

What is a Dominican Nun? Like all contemplatives, their specific mission is unceasing prayer for the entire Church, a spiritual service in the form of praise, adoration, intercession, expiation and thanksgiving. By profession, they are wholly consecrated to the Church and are called to the task of spreading the Kingdom of God in the world, using only the means of prayer and penance, which are endowed with a marvellous hidden apostolic fruitfulness. See more Catholic Shrines and pilgrimages in North America

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They hold in their hearts the sufferings and anguish of all, and are a sign to believers and unbelievers alike of the existence and presence of God, affirming the transcendent values of the life to come. By their hidden life they proclaim prophetically that in Christ alone is true happiness to be found, here by grace and afterwards in glory.

Contemplative activity at the service of the Church is the definite pattern set by St. Dominic for the Nuns of the Order, for he founded them ten years before the Brethren to offer their prayers and penances for all “preachers of the word.”

From the very beginning of the Order, St. Dominic associated them with “the holy preaching,” through a life of contemplation, liturgical prayer, work, and sacrifice. He founded the nuns before the friars, knowing that the success of his preaching depended upon and was linked intimately with the intercession of his daughters.

Their life is apostolic and universal in scope, consisting, according to the Dominican ideal, in giving to others the fruits of contemplation: “contemplata aliis tradere.” Yet, the ultimate end of the Dominican contemplative nun is to live by God alone and for God alone. While it embraces their personal sanctification and the apostolate, nevertheless transcends them both. It is transformation into Christ through Love.

  • Plane: Flying into the Newark Airport is the best option. Location is 20 minutes from the airport.
  • Train: Amtrak comes into Penn Station in Newark. If coming from the North exit Penn Station in NYC and take the light rail to Summit.
  • Summit is on the Gladstone-Peapack Line.

What is a Dominican Nun? Like all contemplatives, our specific mission is unceasing prayer for the entire Church, a spiritual service in the form of praise, adoration, intercession, expiation and thanksgiving. By profession, we are wholly consecrated to the Church and are called to the task of spreading the Kingdom of God in the world, using only the means of prayer and penance, which are endowed with a marvelous hidden apostolic fruitfulness. We hold in our hearts the sufferings and anguish of all, and are a sign to believers and unbelievers alike of the existence and presence of God, affirming the transcendent values of the life to come. By our hidden life we proclaim prophetically that in Christ alone is true happiness to be found, here by grace and afterwards in glory.

Contemplative activity at the service of the Church is the definite pattern set by St. Dominic for the Nuns of the Order, for he founded them ten years before the Brethren to offer their prayers and penances for all “preachers of the word.” From the very beginning of the Order, St. Dominic associated us with “the holy preaching,” through a life of contemplation, liturgical prayer, work, and sacrifice. He founded the nuns before the friars, knowing that the success of his preaching depended upon and was linked intimately with the intercession of his daughters.

Our life is apostolic and universal in scope, consisting, according to the Dominican ideal, in giving to others the fruits of contemplation: “contemplata aliis tradere.” Yet, the ultimate end of the Dominican contemplative nun is to live by God alone and for God alone. While it embraces our personal sanctification and the apostolate, nevertheless transcends them both. It is transformation into Christ through Love.

Beginnings

St. Dominic de Guzman (1170- 1221) gathers together a group of women converts from the Albigensian heresy at Prouilhe, France, in 1206. Forming them into a community of prayer and penance, he associated them with the holy preaching of his brethren, the friars of the Order of Preachers, founded in 1216. Under Dominic’s fatherly care, monasteries were founded in San Sisto, Rome, and Bologna, and spread throughout Europe.

For His Honor and Glory

In 1880 in Calais, France, Fr. Damien-Marie Saintourens, O.P., and Mother Rose of Saint Mary Werhle, O.P., found a community of Dominican cloistered contemplative sisters whose special apostolate is the Perpetual Rosary. While keeping the monastic observances, the sisters were also to be “Mary’s Guard of Honor, ” contemplating the mysteries of salvation presented in the Rosary.

The first American Perpetual Rosary monastery was established at the Blue Chapel, Union City, NJ, in 1891. In 1919, fifteen sisters led by Mother Mary Imelda Gauthier, O.P., left there to found the Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary in Summit, NJ. Two more foundations issued from this monastery: North Guilford, CT (Our Lady of Grace Monastery) in 1947, and Cainta, Philippines (Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary) in 1977.

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