The Adrian Dominican Sisters are a Roman Catholic Congregation of more than 850 vowed women religious who trace their heritage to St. Dominic in the 13th Century. They are committed to preaching the Word of God and the formation of community centered on faith. They engage in ministries which further the values of the Gospel among themselves and in the world. Almost 200 Associates, non-vowed men and women, share in their mission and vision.
As part of the Order of Preachers, the Adrian Dominican Sisters share the preaching charism of St. Dominic with Dominican friars, cloistered nuns, other congregations of active Sisters, and lay Dominicans throughout the world. They strive to live out and preach the Gospel through the Dominican pillars of prayer, preaching (ministry), community and study. The motherhouse is in Adrian, Michigan.
The Adrian Dominican Sisters minister in 31 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and in the nations of Canada, the Dominican Republic, Italy and Swaziland. They serve in the ministries of education, administration, law, social work, health care, pastoral ministry, music, art and office work.
The sisters who are formally retired often serve as volunteers in parishes, schools, hospitals and other agencies; those who are unable to serve in this way serve the congregation and the world through their ministry of prayer.