Can one man teach another? What is the spirituality unique to the Dominican Order in the realm of Education? What has been happening the last few months in the Convent and School? All these questions answered (and more) in our latest issue of the Southern Star. Please pass it along to your friends!

Do you have a prayer request? You can leave your prayer requests with the Sisters by clicking on this link.

What does Our Lady of Loreto have to do with the Novitiate? Click here to read more…

Building Updates

We were finally able to occupy the new building on the Feast of St Augustine, 28th August. Thank you to everyone who has helped – whether by prayers, building, moving, furnishing, or even by feeding the Sisters while we were busy putting things into place. Deo gratias et Mariae! Do click on the picture for more photos.


St Dominic’s Day was Sister Marie-Dominique’s patronal feast day as well, so we got to celebrate her feastday together with her that evening.

How do you direct a blindfolded team-mate holding a spoon with a marshmallow perched on it to the place where you want her to go? (She can't see your gestures after all!)

For more photographs and snapshots of St Dominic’s feastday, please click here!


Sister Mary Anna doubles up as conductor and chorister extraordinaire – Francisco Guerraro’s Gloriose Confessor Domini was the Communion Hymn for the Mass of St Dominic.

The Congregation of the Dominican Sisters of Wanganui, in New Zealand, is under the Patronage of Our Lady of the Rosary and St Catherine of Siena

St Dominic's Convent, Wanganui, NZ

We are currently in the process of updating our website – please, bear with us while we make the necessary adjustments – with all the Sisters once again under one roof in Wanganui! Our most urgent need now is funds for the building of our new accommodation block, so all the Sisters have a private place to study and can sleep in separate cells. If you can help us in any way, email us and help us please spread the word!

The Southern Star: Newsletter for the Dominican Sisters of Wanganui

Easter Edition 2020

Four times a year, the Dominican Sisters of Wanganui publish a newsletter, The Southern Star, with news and views from the Convent. To read the latest newsletter, click here. Back issues can be accessed by clicking on the newsletter cover on the left.

O Jesus, gentlest Love, let Thy will be done in us always as it is in Heaven by your angels and saints!
- St Catherine of Siena

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A new issue of the newsletter is currently in the works. Do stay tuned for more news and updates!