living out the Dominican charism

Who We Are

Dominican Sisters Europe (DSE) is a branch of the Dominican Sisters International (DSI) movement.

DSI was founded in May 1995 to faciliate worldwide collaborations among the Dominican sisters of apostolic life in their preaching mission. At the ninth triennial general assembly of DSI in 2019, the Dominican Sisters International Confederation (DSIC) was established as a natural progression of DSI. The international network is grouped geographically by continents: Europe, Africa, Asia & the Pacific, North & South America and the Caribbean. Each group is further organised by region.

The Dominican sisters in Europe are organised into seven regional groups by language and include 79 congregations in 29 countries and cover more than 20 languages.

  • AG OP – Austria, Germany and Switzerland
  • DSE-CE – Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Poland,  Latvia, Ukraine and Albany
  • English Speaking Zone – Great Britain, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, and the Netherlands
  • Groupement Fraternel – France and Belgium South
  • Middle-East – Jerusalem, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, United Arab Emirates
  • SEDEP – Spain and Portugal
  • USMID – Italy and Malta

Our mission

  • To Promote formation in the Dominican spirituality

  • To Support collaboration across countries and regions

  •  To Bring together sisters involved in the same fields

  •  To Strengthen the networking, especially among the young Dominican sisters in Europe

  • To Encourage the work of J&P

DSE Council (2019 - 2022)

Sr. Pilar del Barrio

DSE Coordinator

Sr. Cristina Antolín

Council member for SEDEP (Spain and Portugal)

Sr. Marie-Laure Larcher

Council member for French language zone

Sr. Kerstin-Marie Berretz

Council member for German language zone

Sr. Marie Kasparova

Council member for Central and Eastern European zone

Sr. Sheeba Jem Irudayam

Council member for English language zone

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