Category Archives: History

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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Brooklyn Group Attends Canonizations






A group of the faithful from the Diocese of Brooklyn attended the recent canonizations of St. John the 23rd and St. John Paul 11. Can you spot the Visitandine among them?

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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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