Category Archives: History

162nd Anniversary of Monastery September 24






Visitation Monastery and Academy will celebrate the 162th anniversary of Foundation on Sunday September 24, 2017. Join us for our 9AM Mass as we celebrate this landmark!

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You are invited to St Francis de Sales 450th Birthday Celebration






A unique event will take place on Monday August 21st, 2017 at 730PM at Visitation Monastery (no, not the eclipse!) On that day the Visitation Sisters will celebrate the 450th Birthday of our Founder, St. Francis de Sales! He was … Continue reading

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Our Lady Of Fatima Shrine at Visitation Monastery-An Interview






¬†Brooklyn Diocese’s Net TV visited Visitation Monastery for an interview about the community’s Shrine to Our Lady of Fatima http://netny.tv/episodes/currents/lady-fatimas-first-home-brooklyn/#.WROWJ7j9rs1  

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Who is Sr. Faustina?






Born in Poland in 1905, Sr. Maria Faustina Kowalska belonged to the Order of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy. Sr. Faustina received the Message of Divine Mercy from the Lord on multiple occasions during the period of¬†1931 – … Continue reading

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161st Anniversary Of Foundation






Saturday September 24, 2016 is the 161st Anniversary of the Founding of the Visitation Monastery in Brooklyn- and Brooklyn’s FIRST CONTEMPLATIVE, CLOISTERED community. Our current location in Bay Ridge is the fourth. The Sisters moved here in 1903, but prior … Continue reading

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Remembering: When Mother was on EWTN






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Remembering Bl. Theresa of Calcutta’s Visit to Brooklyn Visitation Monastery






As we prepare for the canonization of Blessed Mother Theresa on September 4, 2016, our community in Bay Ridge is recalling Mother’s visit to our Monastery in 1986. While only three Sisters currently in the Monastery were here at that … Continue reading

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Visitandines of the Past






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Brooklyn Superior Attends Conclusion of Year of Consecrated Life in Rome






Day 1 Four American Visitandines from different US Monasteries attended the conclusion of the Year of Consecrated Life in Rome at the end of January and beginning of February. Mother Susan Marie of the Brooklyn Visitation Monastery was among them, … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Visitation Monastery Honored as “Pioneer Community” in Diocese






On Sunday October 25, 2015 The Brooklyn Diocese gathered religious communities and the lay faithful at St James Cathedral to celebrate Mass and “honor the roots” of religious life in Brooklyn/Queens. All religious present renewed their vows after the moving … Continue reading

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