Contemplative Life

Called by God, like Mary, to sit at the feet of Jesus and listen to His Word, we are united to Him in a life of prayer and penance for the salvation of souls. The daily practices of our monastic life, especially enclosure and silence, free our hearts for God alone so that His Word may dwell more abundantly in our monastery.  At the heart of the Church, our life of consecration is mysteriously fruitful for the growth of the People of God.

Dominican Life

St. Dominic founded the cloistered Dominican nuns to be at the heart of the holy preaching of his Order.

  • In the solemn celebration of the liturgy, we chant God’s praises in English and in Latin using our traditional Dominican chant.
  • In Eucharistic Adoration and Perpetual Rosary we intercede for the needs of the world.
  • In our community life, prayer, study, and work, we give ourselves totally to Jesus through Mary for the salvation of souls.

Hearing God's Call

“One thing I ask of the Lord, this I seek: to dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.”

Our Lord continues to call young women to consecrate their lives exclusively to Him as cloistered Dominican nuns, Guards of Honor of His Blessed Mother, and intercessors for the salvation of souls.

“May God, who has begun this work in you, bring it to fulfillment.”

Our Heritage: The Story Behind Our Monastery

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St. Dominic and the Order of Preachers

"Clothed in the habit of this great Patriarch, admitted into his family, nourished at the rich table of his Order, we love him with our whole heart." In 1206 . . . Read More >>

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Dominican Sisters of the Perpetual Rosary

May 20 marks the anniversary of the founding of the Dominican Sisters of the Perpetual Rosary in France by Fr. Damian Saintourens, O.P., in 1880. For many centuries ... Read More >>

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Marbury Foundation

We are grateful to our Mothers and early Sisters who founded the Dominican Monastery of St. Jude in 1944, inculcated its spirit, & guided it under the protection of Our Lady [Includes VIDEO] . . . Read More >>

Join Us In Prayer

Chapel Schedule

The monastery chapel is open to the public from 7:00 am – 6:00 pm daily for Eucharistic Adoration and silent prayer.

Current Mass Schedule:
  • Sunday Mass at 6:30 am
  • Weekday Mass (Mon-Sat) at 7:30 am
Mass Time Changes:
  • For current changes, please see schedule below.

Please note: Mass times may change without notice here.

Sounds of the Season

Each season in the liturgical year — Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, and the different feasts — brings its own special music to our monastic liturgy. View More >>

Prayer Requests

We accept online prayer requests and will keep your intentions in our prayers before the Blessed Sacrament.  We also offer Prayer Enrollments for your loved ones, living and deceased.

Ways to Help - Support Us

By praying for us, supplying for our material needs, and spreading the word about our monastery to young women interested in religious life, you share in the spiritual benefits of our life and in our grateful prayers.

May God bless and Our Lady keep you!