Monthly Archives: January 2014

World Day for Consecrated Life Feb 2






The Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord, February 2, 2014 is also dedicated as the World Day for Consecrated Life. St. Francis de Sales spoke some of his thoughts about this Feast. In his sermon on Feb. 2, 1622 … Continue reading

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Feast of St. Francis de Sales Jan. 24






Today is the Feast of the Holy Founder of the Order of the Visitation of Holy Mary, St. Francis de Sales. Visitation Sisters around the world are united spiritually in deep gratitude for his life, his teachings, his “Living Jesus” … Continue reading

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A Novitiate Class






Sunlight streams into the spacious novitiate room at the end of the retreat corridor as the novices gather to await the arrival of the Directress. When she enters they greet her with “God be praised!” and all sit down in … Continue reading

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Our Epiphany Queen






Most people correctly associate the Solemnity of the Epiphany with the three magi — or kings — who came from the east. In our Order, and many other monastic communities as well, however, we¬† have one more person who figures … Continue reading

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Discernment days






Our Monastery has been blessed with three women seriously discerning their vocations here, and hopefully will join the three Sisters already in various stages of formation. If you are inspired to consider a monastic, contemplative vocation, the first step after … Continue reading

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