Welcome to our home. Corpus Christi Monastery is the oldest Dominican monastery in the United States, a 116 year old branch of the first monastery of nuns founded by St. Dominic de Guzman in Prouilhe, France, in 1206.
Our vocation places us In Medio Ecclesiae, in the heart of the Church, the heart of the Order. Such was the desire of St. Dominic in order to emphasize in a radical way the grace of contemplation, which is the very source of the itinerant apostolic life begun by him. Rooted in God's Word through prayer, study, community life and hospitality, we partake of the universal mission of our Order, receiving in the inmost sanctuary of compassion the needs of the entire human family.