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We are Dominican Contemplative Nuns of the Order of Preachers, founded by st. Dominic in 1206. We are women who are deeply touched by the Transcendent in our lives and are intensely and continuously in search of intimate union with the Divine. At the same time, in imitating the life of our Holy Father St. Dominic who bore the sinners, the downtrodden and the afflicted in the compassion of his heart, we are sensitized to the anguish and needs of our world, and strongly believe that this kind of living for God alone will make a difference.

Announcing our 2018 Retreat Days for Young Women

For the past few years, we’ve been privileged to help young women discern God’s will for their life during our Come and See Days.  But what if you are not actively discerning a vocation, yet still want to know more about growing in your relationship with God and others in today’s culture?  We are excited to invite you to join us for Janua Caeli Retreat Days.  These retreat days are for young women (ages 18-38) who simply want to learn more about God’s design for women and grow in their faith and relationships with others.  Days will include Mass and Divine Office, reflections by speakers, time for prayer before the Blessed Sacrament and an opportunity for fellowship with the nuns.  So mark your calendars, share the news, and invite a friend!

Come and See Days

January 20, 2018

July 21, 2018

Janua Caeli Retreat Days

April 21, 2018

October 13, 2018

For more information and to register for either a Come and See Day or a Janua Caeli Retreat Day, contact Sister Joseph Marie, O.P. at or at (650) 322-1801 ext. 19.