In the year 1221, Saint Dominic founded a religious order dedicated to preaching and the salvation of souls. In that tradition, the order of the Dominican Sisters of the Saint Cecilia Congregation was established in 1860 in Nashville, Tennessee. The sisters seek to live within the heart of the Church with a commitment to prayer, community life, visible witness, and a Dominican love of study. They teach students from pre-school to college in more than 30 schools in 18 dioceses, as well as in Australia, Canada, Scotland, Italy and the Netherlands. The sisters have a median age of 36. During the past ten years, more than 100 sisters have entered the congregation, enabling the Dominican sisters to accept 12 new schools across the United States. A spirit of joy and fidelity to the Church marks their way of life. To learn more about the Nashville Dominicans, please click here.