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Cloistered Nuns participate in the Year of Faith via Publishing House

11/12/2012 - 8:20 AM PST

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SUMMIT, NJ (November 12, 2012)-- The Dominican Nuns of Our Lady of the Rosary Monastery, a young and growing community of cloistered contemplative nuns, has launched DNS Publications as a new means of preaching during this Year of Faith. In response to our Holy Father's request that the New Evangelization be at the heart of this Year of Faith, the nuns have decided to use the medium of printed and digital books to encourage and support a culture of faith.

The monastery is perched upon a hill in the center of the bustling city of Summit. Cloistered, the nuns' mission is to pray for the salvation of souls and for all of those who rely on their prayers. All day every day and three nights a week the nuns take turns praying the rosary before the Blessed Sacrament, praising and adoring God for the gift of Himself. Permeated by the love of God, the nuns desire to share this wondrous Gift with the whole world. While this 'preaching' is primarily done by the witness of their lives as an eschatological sign, the nuns are ingenious in finding any little way to bring the Love of their lives to the hearts of others. DNS Publications, the publishing house of the monastery, is the overflowing of this desire to bring the Word to the ends of the earth.

DNS Publications publishes books for the building up of the faithful, to create a culture in which faith in God may be planted, rooted, and blossom. That is why the nuns publish not only new works on the Saints and spiritual life, but also out-of-print classic novels that inspire and nourish the seeds of faith in the hearts of believers. New works include Dominican Life by Fr. Walter Wagner, O.P., a series of seventeen conferences on the Rule of Saint Augustine with a focus on living the Rule in today's world; The Spirit of Saint Dominic by Fr. Fabio Giardini, O.P., a look at the character and charism of Saint Dominic as found in the early documents of the Order of Preachers; and The Life of Saint Agnes of Montepulciano by Blessed Raymond of Capua, O.P. and translated by the monastery's own Sr. Mary Martin Jacobs, O.P., a hagiographical account of one of the few canonized Dominican nuns. Back-in-print classics include S.M.C.'s Brother Petroc's Return, the story of a medieval Benedictine monk kept mysteriously alive for four hundred years for the fulfilling of Our Lady's promise to his family; and The Chronicles of Thomas Frith, O.P., the story of an old and ailing English Dominican priest who recounts the three whirlwind years he spent as a young friar travelling through Poland and Hungary and meeting many startling and intriguing characters such as wonder-worker Hyacinth, gentle giant Sadoc, and little Princess Margaret.

These titles and more are available in paperback and kindle through as well as the nuns' online gift shop: (paperback only). To order please visit our website or contact us at 908-273-1228.

For more information, contact:
Sister Maria Teresa, O.P.

Contact  NJ, 07901 US
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  1. Maurice Prater
    2 years ago

    God bless the Dominican Nuns! +JMJ+

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