Holy Rosary Vicariate Solomon Islands

In 1956 the Dominican Sisters of Australia established a mission in the Solomon Islands in conjunction with the Dominican Friars and lay volunteers.


The Sisters minister in the Western Solomons at Gizo, Loga, Wagina, Nila, Sirovanga, and Moli; and on Guadalcanal at Honiara, Tenaru and Visale; and in Malaita at Auki. The Ministry of the Sisters is in the areas of nursing, teaching and pastoral care.


As Dominicans we are called to seek the Truth and to preach the Gospel of Jesus. Our way of life calls us to be just and fair and loving in our dealings with other people and to respond with generosity to the needs of our Sisters in community, being open with each other in our communication and listening well. Focussed upon Jesus and supported by the love of our Sisters may we be able to grow in our responsibility.

Vicariate Leadership Team

We are called to study and we should give education a high priority, taking up the opportunities offered to us and working hard to do as well as we can in the courses we take.

Sr Marie OP
Acting Vicaress

Vicariate Assembly 2012     

Dominican Volunteer Support Group

Provides opportunity for potential volunteers to find out more about:

  • the Solomon Islands country and culture
  • the ministry of Dominicans in the Solomon Islands
  • their own gifts/skills that could be shared with the Solomon Island people

Enables Australian Sisters and Solomon Island Sisters:

  • to clarify what are the priorities in ministry/projects to which volunteers could contribute

Forms partnerships with other agencies sending volunteers, e.g. PALMS, Edmund Rice Centre, Dominican Volunteers International.



For further Information about being a volunteer please contact:

Solomon Islands Support Group
Las Casas Centre for Justice, Peace and the Care of Creation
PO Box 353
Strathfield NSW 2135