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WHO ARE THESE DOMINICAN SISTERS
OF THE TRINITY?
We want to be true Dominicans”.
aspiration came from the heart of a group of 13 Dominican Tertiaries attached
to the Good Shepherd Community in Quebec, Canada and engaged in
their domestic works in Seminaries. Among this group, we find Sr. Catherine
Philomène Labrecque, (Mo. Marie de la Charité) who secretly
nourished the dream of establishing the Dominican way of living the religious
life in Quebec.
glance at their history.
August 30, 1887, the authorities of the Seminary of Quebec
approved the admittance of the Dominican Tertiaries who wished
to follow Sr. Catherine Philomène. They were 13 in
number who made their formal entrance in the seminary on
September 16, 1887. The new Congregation was then known as
the Dominican Sisters of the Infant-Jesus.
On October 2, 1888, the Congregation was officially affiliated to the Order
of Preachers. In 1914, they were given their autonomy from
the Seminary . The Congregation then numbered 93 Sisters.
June 30, 1902, five Sisters from Quebec City were sent to
Three Rivers and following the decision of the Bishops of
Dioceses, this group
formed an autonomous community bearing the name of the Dominican
Sisters of the Rosary.
On January 18, 1967, a Decree from the Sacred Congregation of the Religious
approved the union of both Congregations which was given the name of Dominican
Sisters of the Trinity. This union reinforced more strongly the faith and
spirit of the members of the
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ORATIO-LABOR, Prayer-Work is the Dominican of the Trinity version of the
lofty Dominican ideal: “To contemplate and to give to others the
fruits of the contemplated mysteries”. These two values were the
ones chosen by Mother Philomène Labrecque as leitmotiv. These two
words were not senseless ones for our Foundress who united both realities
in a perfect harmony:
and action in the sphere of an intensive spiritual life with the duties
of an exacting labor, at the time, unknown in Dominican congregations.
The Dominicans of the Trinity are duty bound to spend an important part
of their time in prayer while not forsaking the time allotted to work.
accordance with the spirit of St. Dominic, the contemplation of the mercy
of God the Father and of His Word is at the heart of our vocation.
several charitable and educational activities we want to make the mercy
of God the Father visible by bringing LIGHT and
LOVE to children, to the sick and the unfortunate.
Mindful of the needs of the Church and of the signs of the times, we strive
to incarnate the service of the Word in the awakening, the education and
the fostering of the faith through collaboration with priests in their
As daughters of the Church and of St. Catherine of Siena, we have as ideal
the realization of the prophetic function of the religious life: to proclaim
everywhere, both by word and example, the gospel of Jesus Christ.
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