Corpus Christi Monastery, The Bronx




Corpus Christi Monastery, Hunts Point

Corpus Christi Monastery is the oldest Dominican monastery in the United States, currently located in the Bronx at Lafayette Avenue. This is a 115-year old branch of the first monastery of nuns founded by St. Dominic de Guzman in Prouilhe, France, in 1206. The original monastery was founded by Mother Mary of Jesus (Julia Crooks of New York City) in Newark, NJ, in 1880. Nine years later, she and five other Sisters came to the Bronx, at the invitation of Archbishop Michael Augustine Corrigan. The construction of the current complex began in 1889, and the monastery was completed in 1891 and on April 27, 1893.
based on the monastery website.
Contact info:
1230 Lafayette Avenue,
Bronx, NY 10474