Dominican Nuns

                                           at the Heart of the Order of Preachers  

"Silence is a prerequisite to that gaze of faith that enables us to welcome God’s presence ..."           Vultum Dei Quaerere

The blessed Dominic "rarely spoke except with God in prayer, or about God, and he exhorted the brethren to do likewise."  Pondering this in their hearts, the nuns should make of their house, and especially of their hearts, a place of silence.
Silence should be carefully kept by the nuns especially in places and at times appointed for prayer, study and rest.  It is the guardian of all observance and a particular aid to peace and contemplation.   from the Constitutions of the Nuns of the Order of Preachers