Are the Dominican Nuns?
Dominican Nuns in the United States describe themselves
in this way:
We are a conference, composed of autonomous, cloistered,
contemplative Dominican monasteries based within the U.S.A.
and bonded together through the universal Book of Constitutions
of the Nuns of the Order of Preachers.
nuns seek God by observing the norms of the purely contemplative
life, by maintaining their withdrawal from the world
by enclosure and silence, by working diligently, studying
the truth eagerly, searching the Scriptures with ardent
heart, praying intently, willingly practicing penance,
pursuing communion through their manner of government,
in purity of conscience and the joy of sisterly concord,
"in freedom of spirit."
It is God who now makes them dwell together
in unity and on the last day will gather into the Holy
City a people acquired as his own. In the midst of the
Church their growth in charity is mysteriously fruitful
for the growth of the people of God. By their hidden
life they proclaim prophetically that in Christ alone
is true happiness to be found, here by grace and afterwards
(Source: Constitutions of the Nuns)