Called by God, like Mary, to sit at the feet of Jesus and listen to his words they are converted to the Lord, withdrawing from the empty preoccupations and illusions of the world. Forgetting what lies behind and reaching out for what lies ahead, they are consecrated to God by public vows through profession of the evangelical counsels of chastity, poverty and obedience. In purity and humility of heart, in living and assiduous contemplation, they love Christ, who is close to the Father's heart. From the Fundamental Constitutions of the Nuns of the Order of Preachers
A community of Cloistered Dominican Nuns with Solemn Vows, Papal Enclosure and Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, following the Rule of Saint Augustine and the Constitutions of the Nuns of the Order of Preachers, we live a hidden sacrificial life of faith, adoration and charity and are associated with the "holy preaching" of the Dominican Order by our prayer and penance. Founded in 1947 from the Dominican Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary, Summit New Jersey, the community now numbers 29.