Ask a friar… Dominican Nuns

What is the relationship with the nuns, what kind of things do the friars do with the nuns of the Order?


The friars in all four provinces in the United States enjoy an amicable and fruitful relationship with the nuns of the Order.  Various friars from all four provinces have visited our sisters’ monasteries to preach retreats, to make retreats themselves, and at times to serve as chaplains.  The nuns of course serve as an indispensable backbone of prayer for the apostolates of the friars worldwide.  On special occasions, we have had the privilege of having various prioresses come and give the friars short reflection days although this is exceptional. 


A map showing the breakdown of all four U.S. Provinces.