Mission and Vision


MISSION

In the mission of Jesus
we Adrian Dominican Sisters
discover and identify ourselves
as women called together
to share faith and life
with one another
and sent into our world
to be with others
bearers and recipients of his love
co-creators of his justice and peace.

Adrian Dominican Constitution and Statutes, 1.6

 

Enactments of General Chapter 2022

At the General Chapter of 2022, the Adrian Dominican Sisters reaffirmed the Vision enacted at General Chapter 2004 and adopted five Enactments for living out the Vision during the next six years, from July 2022 through June 2028:

Dominican Vowed Life

We are passionately committed to vowed Dominican life. Trusting in the Spirit and embracing the gift of our charism, we invite women to join us in our call to preach the Gospel.

Diversity

Challenged by the Gospel and outraged by systems that oppress, dehumanize and deny the image of God in each of us and Earth community, we commit to: acknowledge and repent of our complicity in the divisions prevalent in our Church and our world; act to dismantle unjust systems; and build the beloved community in which everyone is cared for, absent of poverty, hunger, and hate.

Sustainability

Affirming the urgent need to live in right relationship with Earth community, we commit to address the cry of Earth and the cry of those who are poor by joining the Laudato Si’ Action Platform.

Women

Valuing human dignity and aware of the injustice of patriarchy which maintains the subordinate status of women and girls throughout the world, we strive to attain gender equality and women’s full and equal participation and decision making in Church and society.

Spirituality

Living in a time of global chaos and Paschal hope, and rooted in our Dominican tradition, we recognize our spiritual longings and those of the world. We commit to deepening our spirituality, attending to the evolutionary awakening of human consciousness, and living into the transformation to which we are called both personally and communally.

 

VISION

We Dominican
Preachers of Adrian

impelled by the Gospel 
and outraged by the injustices 
of our day
seek truth; 
make peace; 
reverence life.

Stirred by the Wisdom of God 
and rooted in our 
contemplative prayer, 
communal study and life in community, 
we challenge heresies of local and global 
domination, exploitation, and greed 
that privilege some, dehumanize others, 
and ravage Earth.

We confront our racist attitudes 
       and root out racist practices 
       in our lives and systems.

We confront systems 
       where women are denied freedom,
       equality, and full personhood.

We walk in solidarity with people
       who are poor 
and challenge structures 
       that impoverish them.

We practice non-violent peacemaking.

We promote lay leadership 
       and shared decision-making 
       for a renewed Church.

We live right relationships with 
       Earth community.

We claim the communal authority 
       and responsibility of our 
       Dominican heritage.

We commit ourselves 
to live this Vision.

 

Adopted at General Chapter of 2004, reaffirmed at General Chapters of 2010, 2016, and 2022.

 

 

Visit our "Engaged in the Mission" page to see
how we live our Mission and Vision