Missionary Dominican Sisters of the Rosary

'Come and See'


The Missionary Dominican Sisters of the Rosary was founded by Mother Ascencion Nicol in 1918 in Peru working in the jungles of the vast Amazon. Since then, they have spread throughout the world in countries like Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Taiwan, Phillipines, Australia, Mozambique, Congo, Angola, Cameroon, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and last, but not least, India

The Sisters first came to India in 1954. From small humble beginnings working in the slums of Gomtipur, they have spread to Balasinor, Baroda, Kawant & Ghatkopar(Bombay). The last mentioned place is located within the Parksite Parish.


The Sisters work in following areas

The local Missionary Dominican Sisters are divided into two groups

  1. Formation House
    Sr. Salome Orliz
    Sr. Edna Furtado
    Sr. Metty Thomas
    In addition, there are 5 Postulants

    Note: Sr. Edna Furtado also works with Samaj Seva Niketan.

  2. Samaj Seva Niketan

    The Samaj Seva Niketan is a purely voluntary organization run solely by the Missionary Dominican Sisters for the benefit and welfare of society's downtrodden.

    Sr. Anice Thomas
    Sr. Rosario Pereria
    Sr. Shali Joseph

    The activities of Samaj Seva Niketan include running a Balwadi and a Creche, working with Rag pickers, conducting Stitching classes and coaching classes, and operating a Dispensary. They also participate in rallies for various causes and cooperate with other Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO'S).
    For more details, contact Sr. Anice Thomas.

If you wish to help the Missionary Dominican Sisters or need more information, please contact Sr. Salome Orliz at the Parish Office."