Liturgical prayer is at the heart of our life.
Each day the Sisters chant the Divine Office in community, which includes Matins (on specific Dominican feasts & solemnities), Lauds, Midday Prayer, Vespers, and Compline.
The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is the very centre of our day (noon) from which all our actions tend towards and flow from.
Each Sister has two hours every weekday of individual theological study.
Throughout the year all Sisters participate in community study weeks.
For those in initial formation, there are additional classes given in house.
Striving to be of "one heart and one mind in Christ" in imitation of the early Church of the Apostles and the early Dominicans, the Sisters hold all things in common:
- common table
- common apostolate
- common purse, and
- common way of life, including daily recreation
Wholly dependent upon Divine Providence and in fidelity to the lived mendicant tradition of the early Dominicans, we do not hold salaried jobs nor engage in full-time employment through educational and/or health institutions.
The Sisters are committed to the explicit preaching and teaching of the Gospel using every possible means to people of all ages and circumstances, and all levels of faith development for the glory of God and the salvation of souls.
The congregation of the Dominican Sisters of St Joseph contributes to the mission of the Order of Preachers by preaching and teaching the Catholic Faith, in communion with and under the supervision of the hierarchy of the Catholic Church.
The sisters' apostolate of explicit proclamation of the Gospel flows from a common life of prayer, study and monastic observances, centred on the liturgical celebration of the mystery of Christ.
This preaching and teaching apostolate is wide-ranging, aimed at people of every age, at every level of faith development, in every circumstance, using every possible means, for the glory of God and the salvation of souls.
2017 Fanning the Flame Summer Camp
Our annual Fanning the Flame Summer Camp is an exciting week of faith, fun and fellowship here in Hampshire for young people aged 10-25.
Come for a week full of good food, fun games, discovering more about your faith, horse riding, creative workshops, sports, lively worship, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and Adoration, and of course camping under amazing night sky.
Please note: When posting the booking forms, please write on the front of the envelope "Summer Camp Booking Forms". Thank you!
Blog of our News and Events
07:00 Office of Readings & Lauds
12:00 Angelus & Midday Prayer
12:15 Holy Mass (Sunday 11:00)
17:00 Rosary & Evening Prayer
20:15 Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Compline (Sunday 19:30)
Cream Teas: Monday 28th August, 2-4pm
Christmas Bazaar: Saturday 2nd December, 12-2pm
In Corde Christi Retreat (study weekend): 29th September - 1st October 2017
Amata Dei Retreat (vocation weekend): 10th-12th November 2017
For more information, click HERE.
We welcome guests throughout the year who wish to spend time with God and share our prayer in the beauty of the New Forest.
The old stables on our property
are falling apart
Safeguarding Issues and Enquiries
The Dominican Sisters of St Joseph are a congregation of Diocesan Right, subject to the Diocesan Bishop of Portsmouth, and follow the National and Diocesan Guidelines for safeguarding issues
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