Meet Our Sisters Tour: The Adrian Dominican Sisters


The Adrian Dominican Sisters are based in Adrian, Michigan, but their ministries and sponsored institutions are found across the entire U.S. and in the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, and Norway. We have had a rich presence in Illinois for over 100 years. 


Prominent ministries in Chicago today include the Aquinas Literacy Center (one of seven literacy centers we sponsor) and St. Leonard's Place - see the videos to the right for more about these amazing programs. Our Sisters have also ministered at St. Kateri Center of Chicago and Southwest Chicago Homeless Services.

Discernment - Come and See!

If you are a woman discerning religious life, our Congregation provides many resources, including a weekly discernment blog (A Sister Reflects) and a chance to visit our Motherhouse for a "Come and See" weekend to learn about religious life.

We offer several video resources:

We are hosting a Come and See weekend in Michigan November 11-13, 2023. Contact our Vocations Team at or (517) 266-3532 for further information or with any questions.


The Adrian Dominican Sisters founded Regina Dominican High School, an all-girls Catholic school in Wilmette. In the fall of 2023, we transferred sponsorship of this school to Dominican Veritas Ministries, to ensure a legacy of excellence in Dominican education. Rosarian Academy, our preK-8 school in West Palm Beach, Florida, also became part of Dominican Veritas Ministries.

Our Sisters staffed many other schools in Illinois, including:

  • Mount St. Mary Academy in Chicago (opened 1907)
  • Aquinas High School in Chicago (opened 1915)
  • Bishop Quarter Military Academy in Chicago (opened 1917)
  • Bishop Mulroon High School in Rockford (opened 1933)

More information about some of these schools can be found on our history page and on our page for alumnae/alumni

Our Congregation also sponsors Barry University (Miami Shores, Florida), and Siena Heights University (Adrian, Michigan).

Get to Know Us

Get to know the Adrian Dominican Sisters by viewing some of the 325+ video episodes of A Sister's Story on YouTube or by reading the latest news on our website (including the Congregation's new General Council and Enactments).

Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter! Veritas gives readers a comprehensive view of the Mission and ministry of the Adrian Dominican Sisters. Here you'll find news about Sisters, our Sponsored Institutions, and their ministries while being inspired by the A Sister Reflects blog and informed of upcoming events at the Weber Retreat and Conference Center. Sign up here and please feel free to share this e-newsletter with others.



"Be who you were meant
to be and you will 
set the world ablaze."

- St. Catherine of Siena, Dominican Saint



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Come and See Flyer for November 10-12, 2023


Aquinas Literacy Center,
McKinly Park, Chicago


St. Leonard's Ministry,
West Loop, Chicago


Chicago is also home to the Collaborative Dominican Novitiate. Read the blog written by Dominican Novices currently studying there!

Collaborative Dominican Novitiate Blog

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