What attracted me to this community: I was totally drawn in by the deep JOY of the Sisters, as well as their commitment to justice and lifelong learning, their prayerful way of living community, and their diversity.
What attracted me to this community: The most attractive part of this community is the sheer amount of joy. It is truly palpable. I am drawn by the way this joy is shown; through the love that the Sisters have for each other, for the world and for their God. They are extremely hospitable, welcoming, and affirming.
What attracted me to this community: I initially contacted the Relationship for Mission team in spring 2015 after feeling drawn to the Dominican charism and discerning I wanted a community closer to my family in the Midwest. During my visits to the Mound and interactions with Sisters and associates in 2015, I appreciated the joyful spirit, commitment to learning, emphasis on justice and peace, and life of prayer that I witnessed.
What attracted me to this community: The Congregation Mission Statement, “to proclaim the Gospel through the ministry of preaching and teaching in order to participate in the building of a holy and just Church and society.” The mission confirmed God’s call in my life to preach and teach the Gospel to all nations.
What attracted me to this community: I found the congregation’s website link on the Diocese of Phoenix vocations page and the four pillars of community, service, spirituality, and study and it immediately drew my attention. When I later visited Sinsinawa Mound, I immediately related to the values of truth, justice, compassion, hospitality, and community.