Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia


801 Dominican Drive
Nashville, TN 37228-1909

Main Number: 615-256-5486

Vocation Director: 615-256-0147

Fax: 615-687-3512

Community Information

Prioress General:  Mother Ann Marie Karlovic, O.P

Vocation Director:  Sister Peter Marie Chrismer, O.P.
Vocation Phone:  615-256-0147

Eight centuries ago St. Dominic de Guzman, inspired by the Holy Spirit in response to the needs of his time, founded an Order with the mission of preaching for the salvation of souls. Dominic’s love for God and neighbor continues to inspire the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation today, as they joyfully embrace the Church’s call to the new evangelization through the apostolate of teaching. The Sisters have the privilege of serving over 16,000 students in 41 schools in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Italy. Under the protection and guidance of Mary, the Sisters seek to live in fidelity to the Church and bring souls of today to know and love Jesus.

Founded in 1860 in Nashville, Tennessee the Congregation of St. Cecilia today numbers nearly 300 Sisters who live a contemplative-apostolic life of community, study, and apostolic service in a monastic framework that fosters contemplation. The Congregation is marked by a spirit of joy, love for the Church, and devotion to truth.

Applicants should be between the ages of 18-30 and have at least a high school diploma. Good physical and mental health are required.

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