About Us

Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne
A Hidden Gem in Atlanta

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cancer Home has been operating in Atlanta since 1939, yet many people do not know about the amazing work of the Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne.

This short video was produced and published by the Archdiocese of Atlanta.

It features our sisters at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Home. "Our Home in the South", as we like to call it, has been a witness to God's love and mercy since 1939.

Sharing our Blessings

Praised be God for His countless blessings toward us!

We have been blessed with a nice and warm roof, plenty of food, water and clothing for our guests (the poor with incurable cancer) and the sisters. However, there are many people who do not yet receive these basic necessities. In Christian Charity and with a grateful heart we decided to reach out and share some of our blessings.  We supported the efforts of Holy Rosary Catholic Church's Midnight Run Group to provide some assistance to the homeless.  The Sisters prepared 100 sandwiches with chips, cookies, and other goodies to share with the poor.

Sacred Treasures with Kathie Duggan

On February 5, Mother Mary Francis was guest on the program Sacred Treasures hosted by Kathie Duggan on Radio Maria. You can listed to the Podcast on: https://radiomaria.us/february-05-2018-with-mother-mary-francis-and-bishop-renee-gracida-emeritus/


Congratulations to our Silver Jubilarians

Celebrating 25 years of loving and serving Christ in his poor afflicted with incurable cancer.

Welcome to our Postulants

On October 7th, the Feast of our Lady of the Rosary,

we rejoiced in welcoming

Gabriela (from North Carolina) and Mary (from Wisconsin)

to our Novitiate as Postulants.

Please join us in prayer for their discernment and perseverance.

Profession of Vows September 14, 2017 We Congratulate our Sisters who made Profession of Vows... Sr. Mary Michaela, O.P. - Perpetual Profession Sr. Maria Kolbe, O.P. - Renewal of Vows (one year) Sr. Diana Marie, O.P. - Renewal of Vows (one year)
The Crux: Daughter of famed American writer...

The Crux published the article: Daughter of famed American writer joined Jesus on the peripheries by Father Jeffrey F. Kirby.  In this article Father Kirby presents Rose Hawthorne as an example of one who went  to the peripheries.

The National Catholic Register: Mother Mary Alphonsa,...

On July 9th, The National Catholic Register published the article: Mother Mary Alphonsa, Daughter of Nathaniel Hawthorne, is Now Called a Servant of God  by Stephanie Mann


Rosary Hill Home

600 Linda Avenue

Hawthorne, New York  10532

Phone:  (914) 769-0114

For Vocation Inquiries, call or email:

Sister Alma Marie, O.P.

Vocation Director

Phone:  (845) 745-1319

Email: vocationdirector@hawthorne-dominicans.org