Dominican Sisters

Saint Vincent de Paul School is lead by the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia from Nashville, TN.  The congregation was founded in 1860 with the arrival of the first four sisters in Nashville and the establishment of St. Cecilia Academy.

In her history of the St. Cecilia Congregation entitled The Nashville Dominicans, Sister Rose Marie Masserano writes, “The Sisters of the St. Cecilia Congregation have valued a simple and straightforward manner of life.  Historically, they have practiced poverty.   In their educational endeavors they have preferred the solid and the unpretentious. Behind such attitudes has been a Dominican prayer life and discipline.” 

The Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia are present in 36 schools throughout the world. 

Four particular features mark an education in the Dominican tradition:  Spreading the Gospel Message / Preaching; Love of Truth / Study; Formation in Faith / Prayer; United in Mission / Community. 

For more information about the Congregation, please visit their beautiful website at