Dominican Sisters Congregation of St. Rose of Lima

Main Number: 914-769-0114

Vocation Director

Sister Diana Marie, OP

Phone: 845-745-1319

600 Linda Avenue
Hawthorne, New York 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 two homes in the United States in New York and Georgia.

To apply, applicants should be single, Catholic women between the ages of 19-40 who are in good physical and psychological health. We welcome women from all backgrounds and races. While no nursing or medical experience is required to apply, an applicant must at least have a high school diploma.


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