Dominican Sisters Congregation of St. Rose of Lima

Main Number: 914-769-0114

Vocation Director

Sr. Alma Marie, OP

Phone: 845-745-1319

600 Linda Avenue
Hawthorne, NY 10532

Commonly known as the Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne, our community was founded in 1900 by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop, a convert to Catholicism and the daughter of the author, Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Our apostolate is to provide nursing care to those afflicted with incurable cancer, who are unable to afford nursing care elsewhere. Our homes are free of charge and the sisters provide direct patient care.

Following the Dominican charism, we live in community combining a contemplative life and an active life in a continual movement between the Chapel and our patients. In the chapel, we are spiritually nourished and present in prayer the needs of our patients. From the chapel we go back to our patients with whom we share the fruits of our encounters with Christ. We preach by the witness of our life, individual and communal.

We have three homes in the United States: Hawthorne, New York; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Atlanta, Georgia.

Applicants must be in good physical, mental, and emotional health. Education or work for at least one year after high school is recommended. Age requirements are at least 19 years of age and no older than 50.

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Washington, DC 20017-0467

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