Dominican Sisters – from Ireland to New Zealand

The New Zealand Dominican congregation has its roots in Sion Hill in the second half of the nineteenth century.  At that time, emigration was well and truly integrated into Irish experience.  Bishops in Ireland found themselves answering the call of the Irish abroad to establish churches and schools in their new homes usually located in areas colonised by the British Government, places including Australia and New Zealand.

Find out more by reading an article written by Sr Mary O’Byrne, Congregation Archivist.