The Dominican Sisters belong to an order of nuns, priests and laity inspired by St Dominic , the founder of the order and St Catherine of Siena who is referred to as the co-founder. The Order was established in Europe in 1221. In 1868 the Bishop of Adelaide invited seven Dominican sisters from Cabra, a school in Ireland, to South Australia to open a convent and school, the Cabra Dominican Convent. This school included the Cabra Dominican Convent Boarding House.
Sources used to compile this entry: 'Meet our family', in The Dominican sisters of Eastern Australia and the Solomon Islands, The Dominican sisters of Eastern Australia and the Solomon Islands, 2012, https://opeast.org.au/meet-our-family/our-founder-st-dominic/.
Prepared by: Gary George and Karen George
Created: 27 May 2014