"Let them earnestly seek the face of the Lord and never cease making intercession with the God of our salvation that all men and women might be saved. They should give thanks to God the Father who has called them out of darkness into His wonderful light. Let Christ, who was fastened to the cross for all, be fast-knit to their hearts."
- Constitutions of the Dominican Sisters of St Joseph, 57.II
"Before all else, our study should aim principally and ardently at this that we might be able to be useful to the souls of our neighbours."
- Primitive Constitutions of the Order of Preachers, prologue.
"Like the Church of the Apostles, our communion is founded, built up and made firm in the one Spirit. It is in the Spirit that we receive the Word from God the Father with one faith, contemplate Him with one heart, and praise Him with one voice. In Him we are made one body, share in the one bread, and finally hold all things in common."
- Constitutions of the Dominican Sisters of St Joseph, 3,I
"The sisters of our Congregation are called to participate in the Order's task of evangelisation for they listen to the word, celebrate it and keep it in their hearts (Cf Lk 2:18), and in this way proclaim the Gospel of God by the example of their lives and the various ministries to which they are assigned."
- Constitutions of the Dominican Sisters of St Joseph
News and Events
2017 Fanning the Flame Summer Camp
Our annual Fanning the Flame Summer Camp is an exciting week of faith, fun and fellowship here in Hampshire for young people aged 10-25.
Come for a week full of good food, fun games, discovering more about your faith, horse riding, creative workshops, sports, lively worship, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and Adoration, and of course camping under amazing night sky.
Please note: When posting the booking forms, please write on the front of the envelope "Summer Camp Booking Forms". Thank you!
07:00 Office of Readings & Lauds
12:00 Angelus & Midday Prayer
12:15 Holy Mass (Sunday 11:00)
17:00 Rosary & Evening Prayer
20:15 Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Compline (Sunday 19:30)
Open Day: Monday 1st May, 10am-2pm
Cream Teas: Monday 28th August, 2-4pm
Christmas Bazaar: Saturday 2nd December, 12-2pm
Sacred Triduum: 13th-16th April 2017
In Corde Christi Retreat (study weekend): 29th September - 1st October 2017
Amata Dei Retreat (vocation weekend): 10th-12th November 2017
For more information, click HERE.
We welcome guests throughout the year who wish to spend time with God and share our prayer in the beauty of the New Forest.
The old stables on our property
are falling apart
Safeguarding Issues and Enquiries
The Dominican Sisters of St Joseph are a congregation of Diocesan Right, subject to the Diocesan Bishop of Portsmouth, and follow the National and Diocesan Guidelines for safeguarding issues
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