L: Sister Rebecca Shinas is in ministry in adult spiritual formation at Saint Simon parish in Los Altos, California.
R: Sister Lilly Fitzpatrick ministers in the Dominican's Immaculate Conception Academy, the only all-girls Cristo Rey school. She coordinates with business leaders to provide meaningful corporate work study experiences to students of limited financial resources.
Mission Statement: Following our founder Dominic, we embrace our life in community shaped by the Gospel counsels of chastity, poverty and obedience, prayer, study and ministry. We use our gifts for the preaching mission through evangelizing, educating and promoting peace and justice. We commit ourselves to a contemplative lifestyle that supports all we are and do. We live our religious life in the context of community where we are strengthened by our prayer, supported by our relationships with one another, and energized for our ministry. Honoring our foundress, Mother Pia Backes, who’s heart was committed to serving "the young, the poor and the vulnerable," our sisters work to bring forth the good news of the Gospel in the United States and Mexico in schools, parishes, universities, and other settings.