Saint Dominic’s Monastery — Dominican Nuns

Cloistered Contemplative Nuns of the Order of Preachers

“The cloister calls to mind that space in the heart
where every person is called to union with God.”
—Vita Consecrata

Contemplative Life

The first impression of most visitors to a monastery is that of silence and stillness. A silence that is charged with meaning!


That a young woman, so full of promise, would willingly enclose herself behind walls and fences and grilles is for the modern mind a strange phenomenon.

The Only Lord

A Reflection on the Contemplative Life by a Dominican Nun

If you are between the ages of 20 and 35 and think you might have a vocation to Dominican monastic life, please contact us through our website, by phone or by mail for further information.

St. Dominic’s Monastery
2636 Monastery Road
Linden, VA 22642
(540) 635-3259