Dominic Dutra worked closely with the Order’s President, Sister Gladys Guenther, and their leadership to find ways to maintain their commitment to the Earth Charter and to the principles set forth by the U.S. Bishops in Renewing the Earth, including preserving the environmental and historic treasures of their land (Palmdale). The plan also resulted in the construction of more age-appropriate housing for the Sisters including three cottage-style buildings totaling 45 units.