Second Order of Saint Dominic; Dominican Sisters
An order of women founded at Prouille, France in 1205, by Saint Dominic.
Many monasteries were established in Europe, a number of which were suppressed during the revolutions which affected Catholic countries from the close of the 18th century.
The nuns are strictly cloistered; they recite the Divine Office in choir, engage in manual work, and have achieved various literary and artistic successes.
Houses of the order are numerous throughout Europe.
New Catholic Dictionary