A Dominican Vocation

“ Blessed are they that dwell in Thy house, O Lord,
they shall praise Thee for ever and ever.” 
The Dominican Sisters of Wanganui welcomes enquiries from young women interested in a Dominican vocation. Write to us at:
Mother Prioress General
St Dominic’s Convent
12B York Street
Gonville, Wanganui 4501

“You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you.”

A vocation is, indeed, the gift of God,
but through love of the souls whom He longs to save,
gladly would He bestow it on many more,
if only they would listen to His voice or ask him for this treasure.

Prayer for the choice of a state of life

O my God, Thou who art the God of wisdom and of counsel, Thou who readest in my heart the sincere will to please Thee alone, and to govern myself with regard to my choice of a state of life, entirely in conformity with Thy most holy desire; grant me, by the intercession of the most blessed Virgin, my Mother, and of my holy patrons, especially of St Joseph and St Aloysius, the grace to know what state I ought to choose, and when to embrace it, so that in it I may be able to pursue and increase Thy glory, work out my salvation, and merit that heavenly reward which Thou hast promised to those who do Thy holy Will. Amen.


A Dominican soul is... a soul of light who perceives everything in the radiance of God.

A Dominican soul is… a soul of silence who loves solitude and recollection.

A Dominican soul is… a virginal soul, dwelling in complete union with God.