Saint Dominic’s Monastery — Dominican Nuns

Cloistered Contemplative Nuns of the Order of Preachers

“I rejoice heartily in the Lord;
and in my God is the joy of my soul.”
—Isaiah 61:10

Laetare Benefit

“On behalf of the Friends of St. Dominic’s Monastery, I wanted to share with you that the decision has been made to cancel the Laetare Benefit for 2020. We had rescheduled it to September 27th in the hopes that the COVID-19 virus would be behind us. Given that masks and social distancing are still in place, and due to continued concerns that large social gatherings contribute to the spread of the virus, we thought it most prudent to forego the celebration this year.”


The Friends of St. Dominic’s Monastery annually sponsor the Laetare Benefit on the 4th Sunday of Lent with a reception, dinner and angel auction in support of the Cloistered Dominican Nuns. All are welcome to attend.

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