Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day both fall on February 14th this year!

Show your love of the Lord by attending Mass and receiving ashes as a sign of penitence.

Ashes will be distributed at Visitation Monastery during the 9AM School Mass.

All are welcome!

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St Francis de Sales DVD

It was a somewhat unusual parish project: to make a film and a show about the life and spirituality of Saint Francis de Sales. Mission accomplished !
The parishioners of Thorens-Glières and surroundings recount the life of the patron saint of their parish and the diocese.

In 2017, the parish celebrated the 450th anniversary of the birth of the Saint. With gatherings, times of reflection, pilgrimages. And making a movie! An exceptional project that has mobilized more than one hundred people. “We wanted to live something strong, between all generations,” says Catherine Dunand, a member of the Pastoral Animation Team.
After a year of work, the film was presented last October, in Thorens-Glières, interspersed with a show. Seven hundred spectators attended and was a great success. “We had good feedback, including connoisseurs of St. Francis de Sales, it touched us,” says Anne-Catherine Dunand.

“All for love”: a film, a show, a book!

On the DVD, which comes out these days: the film, the filmed show, bonuses. And even an English version! “The idea is to be able to send this product abroad, in the Salesian Missions, for example”. As for Haute-Savoie, this is a tool that will be useful to catechism and chaplaincy groups. So that Saint Francis de Sales does not appear “dusty, but like a man who still has so much to say to us” underlines Anne-Catherine. A souvenir book with the photos of the film and the text of the voiceover has also been published.

Preview (French edition)

To get the DVD (19 €) or the book (15 €):

Monastère d’Annecy : 11 avenue de la Visitation  74000 Annecy France
Tel : 04 50 45 20 30 – Fax : 04 50 52 83 95  OR
– Order via the parish

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Blessed Epiphany from St Francis de Sales



“Let us come close to the crib. If you love riches, you will find the gold that the kings brought; if you are looking for the smoke of honors, you will find that in the incense, and if you take delight in the delicacy of the senses, you will find the delicate perfume of myrrh that pervades the stable. Be rich in love for this adorable Savior, respectful in the familiarity with which you relate to Him, and delight in the joy of experiencing in your soul so many inspirations and affections because you belong to Him.”

Letters 1033, St Francis de Sales

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Video Retrospective 2017 Visitation Monastery,Brooklyn

fatima2From the Brooklyn Diocese Net TV


Sisters Celebrate 450th Birthday of St Francis DeSales

August 22, 2017

Katie Engesser reports that on the birthday of a Saint.

Our Lady of Fatima’s First Home in Brooklyn

May 10, 2017

Ahead of the canonization of two of the shepherd children in Fatima, Katie Engesser visits  Visitation Monastery Fatima Statue

The First Monastery of Brooklyn

March 9, 2017

It’s National Catholic Sisters Week! Katie Engesser reports from one of the oldest congregations in the diocese, the Order of the Visitation of Holy Mary

Preparing the Nativity Creche

Posted on December 4, 2017 by the Sisters


Net TV came by to interview dads and daughters of Visitation Academy


Catholic Culture at Visitation Monastery- New Video from Net-TV

Posted on August 3, 2017 by the Sisters


Reporter Michelle Powers visited Visitation Monastery to uncover different aspects of this unique monastic environment within Brooklyn’s Bay Ridge neighborhood!

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Happy New Year’s Eve from St Francis de Sales



” Here we are at the end of the old year; tomorrow will be the beginning of the new. We must bless the Lord for the many graces we have received. May it please God that by the means of these fleeting years we may happily arrive at the permanent year of a blessed eternity! Let us make good use of these small passing moments, living them out in that kindness and humility which Jesus, right from the time He was a child, taught us.”

Letters 883

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Christmas 2017 Schedule of Masses

christmasHoly Mass at Visitation Monastery:

Sunday December 24, 2017          9AM

Sunday December 24, 2017 Christmas Eve        730PM

Monday December 25 2017 Christmas Day         9:00AM

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Preparing the Nativity Creche

150th-Anniversary-30Net TV came by to interview dads and daughters of Visitation Academy


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Advent Mass and Nativity Blessing Dec 3

WeddingOnce again, the Visitation Monastery and Academy community will bless our Nativity, light trees and celebrate Mass, starting at 630PM on Sunday December 3, 2017.

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Renewing our Vows

CYJ5wPBWAAA050yThe Sisters of the Visitation Monastery of Brooklyn will publicly renew our Holy Vows of Poverty Chastity and Obedience at the 730AM Mass on Tuesday November 21, the Feast of the Presentation of Holy Mary.

You are welcome to attend this Liturgy and witness the renewal of our consecration to God.

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National Vocation Week- in Brooklyn Visitation!

This year’s National Vocation week coincides with the Brooklyn Diocese’s year long celebration of vocations.

As one of our contributions at Visitation Monastery, we invite you to join us on Sunday November 5 and every Sunday, thereafter from 4PM-530PM for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary and evening prayer.

Join the Sisters in their fervent prayer for solid vocations in our society today!BrooklynVisitationSisters2015AGoetzeIMG_7570

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