Dominican Sisters Ride into Austin

From the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist:
Our Texas Expansion

In August of 2009, eight Sisters arrived in the Diocese of Austin upon the invitation of Bishop Gregory Aymond to assist in the mission of Catholic education and to establish a priory.  Since then, the Dominican Sisters of Mary have been teaching in three diocesan schools at both the elementary and high school levels. Two of the Sisters are working at a branch of the Sisters’ Mission Advancement Office located at the Diocesan Pastoral Center to develop a plan for the community’s expansion into the area. The Sisters deeply appreciate the warm welcome and enthusiastic support they have received from Bishop Joe Vásquez and many others in Central Texas.
With the Motherhouse at capacity and the extraordinary rate of vocations coming to the Dominican Sisters of Mary, the building of a priory in Austin is both a timely response to the tremendous growth the community has experienced, as well as a tremendous opportunity for the growth of the Church in Central Texas. The Sisters’ hope is that the priory will be a source of leaven and joy in the region as it will support the mission of Catholic education and build up the Church through the visible witness of lives totally dedicated to Christ.  In late spring 2011, the Sisters made the decision to purchase a beautiful 60 acre property in northeast Austin for the site of their future priory.