Preaching the Word

The OP after our names stands for “Order of Preachers,” the formal name of the religious order founded in 1216 by St. Dominic. As Dominicans, we preach with our lives—in both word and deed—guided by a search for truth (“veritas”) and a commitment to contemplate and share the fruits of our contemplation (“contemplate et aliis tradere”). 

Our Dominican lives are shaped by the interconnecting movements of study, prayer, communal life, and ministry. 

Dominic so firmly believed in the importance of study to the preaching mission that he provided a rule of “dispensation” from other responsibilities in the event they interfered with study. We are women committed to study. Through prayer and contemplation we interiorize our learnings and enter into communion with the Source of all truth. Our communal life orients us to the common good of the whole Earth community. And in ministry, our preaching takes effect.

As women of the Gospel, our preaching is also expressed in word. Read reflections on the Word of God posted by Adrian Dominican Sisters and Associates on the Praedicare Blog, as well as the recent preaching of our women posted below.



Sister Elise García, OP 

April 14, 2019 (pdf)
Homily for Palm Sunday




Sister Mary Margaret Pachucki, OP 

April 18, 2019 (pdf)
Homily for Maundy Thursday




Sister Patty Harvat, OP 

April 19, 2019 (pdf)
Homily for Good Friday






Sister Pat Siemen, OP 

April 20, 2019 (pdf)
Homily for Easter Vigil





Sister Fran Nadolny, OP 

April 21, 2019 (pdf)
Homily for Easter Sunday