Dominican Sisters, Immaculate Conception Province
Main Number: 708-458-3040
Sr. Joachima Celinska, OP
9000 West 81st Street
Justice, IL 60458
Our community was founded in Poland in 1861 by Mother Columba Bialecka, who saw the need to preach the Gospel through serving those in need of education, catechesis, and health care. Inspired by the example of Saint Dominic and Saint Catherine of Siena, we live common life, with adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, the rosary, and study as sources of our strength and inspiration for preaching the Word of God.
Sisters are present on four continents, working in Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Siberia, Italy, Cameroon, and Canada. In the United States, we have houses in Justice, Illinois; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Mountain Home, Arkansas and Columbus, Ohio. Sisters teach in schools, catechize in parishes, run day care programs, take care of elders in nursing homes, run a retreat house and do parish ministry.
Applicants must have at least a high school diploma and be in good physical, mental, and emotional health. The age limit for applicants is 18 to 35.