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


Greetings in Christ Jesus! We are unable to gather in person for the Laetare Benefit again this year. We miss seeing all of you, and sharing the always joyful evening supporting the nuns.

The nuns continue to need our support, perhaps especially in the midst of the pandemic. They still have the same bills for utilities, health insurance and food they always had. We have decided to raise money for them via a virtual event. We are hoping you will be as generous as you have been in the past.

Please click here to register online through Faith Direct or click the button below to download a registration form.


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