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Support the Nashville Dominicans

The University of Dallas will be the first college campus to house a convent of the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia, also known as the Nashville Dominicans.


The sisters are a tremendous benefit to the University of Dallas, where they teach in the Philosophy and Theology Departments. Their presence as consecrated women is also a source of inspiration, consolation and joy to all they come into contact with in the wider Dallas/Fort Worth community. Over a dozen UD alumnae have joined the order, and they administer and teach at Mary Immaculate Elementary School in Farmers Branch..

Since moving to the Dallas area, they have lived in community at a home near the university’s campus in Irving. Now, the University of Dallas is raising funds to build a home for them on campus, becoming the first institution of higher learning in the country to establish such a convent for the order. The fundraising goal for the project, which must still proceed through architectural design, site preparation and construction, is $7.2 million.

The Convent

While the convent at UD would be the first on a university or college campus, it is one of many ‘mission convents’ that the order has established to serve 53 different schools in 31 dioceses both in the U.S. and abroad.

Please note the renderings depicted here are preliminary and subject to change.


Give today to support the convent.



Ashton Ellis

Ashton Ellis
Vice President for Development
and University Relations