Lay Associates



Vision Statement
Called to follow Christ through a deepening of their commitment to the Gospel, the Lay Associates of the Dominican Sisters of the Most Holy Rosary of the Philippines is a group of men and women who take responsibility of the pursuit of their sanctification and that of their neighbors based on the charism of the Dominican Sisters and the teachings of the church.
Mission Statement

Associates of the Dominican Sisters of the Most Holy Rosary of the Philippines, HawaiiRegion, participate in the spirituality of St. Dominic and Mother Rosario while maintaining their own vocation and lifestyle. Committed to deepening their personal prayer life, involvement in their parish community, and the service of charity, Associates share in the mission and spirituality of the Congregation. Working together, they live out the charism of the Sisters: To contemplate and share the fruits of their contemplation as authentic witnesses to the Truth. Both Associates and the Vowed members mutually support, enrich and challenge each other to live the fullness of their response to the Gospel in today’s world.


Catholic men and women
Twenty one years old and over
Individuals who embrace the teaching of the Catholic Church
Individuals who are drawn to live a fuller spiritual life through association with a religious community
Individuals who desire to deepen their own vocation and lifestyle
Individuals who possess a desire to share their gifts with the church through the spirituality of the Dominican Sisters of the Most Holy Rosary
What do Associates do?
• Pray:
• Have a personal prayer life in the spirit of St. Dominic
• Pray with the Church through morning and evening prayer

• Participate in the Eucharist every Sunday and as often as possible

• Are involved in their parish community

• Attend monthly meetings

• Participate in various community celebrations

• Devote sometime to the service of charity in the spirit of St. Dominic and Mother Rosario, the foundress of the Dominican Sisters.

To become a lay associate there are two stages of formation:

First Stage:

Initial Six-Month Orientation Sessions

Through two-hour sessions that include input, sharing, discussion and prayer, the person is initiated into:

• the meaning of a lay associates program

• the Christian Call to holiness

• the life and works of the Dominican Sisters

Second Stage:

Once the person has discerned that she/he seriously wants to become part of the lay associates program, she/he begins a two-year formation program process that includes:

• study of the documents of the Church on the laity

• charism and the history of the Dominican Sisters of the Most Holy Rosary

• retreats

• ministry opportunities


How can I join the Dominican Sisters of the Most Holy Rosary?

Lay Dominican Associates- Hawaii Region?

The Lay Dominican Associates have been in existence in the Region for quite some time. All of the convents in the Region exert efforts to continue the Lay Apostolates through the active and enduring support of the Lay Dominican Associates. In order to attain the status of a Dominican Lay Associates in the Dominican Congregation, one has to undergo the process of formation which includes the following stages:

First Stage: (Six months) This includes the initial orientation session which consists of giving and sharing of input, spiritual reflection, discussion and prayer.

Second Stage: (Two-year formation process) This stage comes after the candidate has discerned well and has decided to join the Lay Associate of the Dominican Sisters of the Most Holy Rosary- Hawaii Region.

The Commissioning Stage: Final Commissioning of the Candidate

After the candidate, has successfully finished the two stages, the commissioning stage follows. The event may take place in any of the feasts of the saint of the Order and a Dominican Priest is suggested to officiate the commissioning ceremony.

The Mission Statement of the Dominican Lay Associate

Guided by our Vision, we strive to grow in our Dominican spirituality by participating in activities that can lead us to have a deeper knowledge and understanding of our life as Lay Dominican Associates of the Dominican Sisters of the Most Holy Rosary – Hawaii Region. If you want to join the Lay Dominican Associates, please contact the Dominican Sisters.

dominican Sisters Hawaii

For more information contact:
Dominican Center Hawaii
94-1249 Lumikula St.
Waipahu, HI 96797
Telephone: (808) 676-1452

Holy Angels Convent
20 Reiner Street
Colma, CA 94014
Telephone: (650) 755-2712

St. John the Baptist Convent
2340 Omilo Lane
Hoolulu. HI 96819
Telephone:(808) 845-2622

St. Elizabeth Convent
99-310 Moanalua Road
Aiea, HI 96701
Telephone: (808)487-3131

House of Aloha Convent
86-569 Paheehee Rd.
Waianae, HI 96792
Telephone: (808) 696-3021

Contact Us

Holy Angels Convent
20 Reiner St.
Colma, CA 94014
(650) 755-2712/(650) 291-2343