Divine Mercy Event Nov 20 2016 at Brooklyn Monastery


kazimirowski1We have a VERY UNIQUE Opportunity and Event scheduled for Sunday November 20th 2016, the Feast of Christ the King and the last day of the Year of Divine Mercy. We would be so filled with joy if you would join us for All or PART of this day.

You will meet and learn from FILM DIRECTOR DANIEL DISILVA, view the film, The Original Image of Divine Mercy, dialogue with the Director, and reverence relics and view exhibits he will display.

A Day of Divine Mercy

Where:  Sacred Heart Chapel of the Visitation Monastery/Academy AND Alumnae ROOM

Events of the Day: Attend ALL or in Part:

9 AM- Holy Mass

10:15AM Meet and Listen to a Talk by the Director Daniel DiSilva, of the film: The Original Image of Divine Mercy

11:15AM- View the Film 

Followed by Brown Bag Lunch or other arrangements you make

 1:15PM Dialogue with the Director

Spend time viewing Exhibits and Reverencing Relics of Blessed Michael Sopocko, St Faustina’s Spiritual DIRECTOR

SPECIAL: Learn of the CONNECTION between the Divine Mercy Image and our Visitation Monastery in Vilnius Lithuania where it was Painted


Please  e mail  your response to VAMonastery@aol.com

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161st Anniversary Of Foundation

visitationbrooklynSaturday 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 to that resided on Clinton Avenue and two  other sites before that address, Lawrence St and Johnson St.

We remind all parishes that we are here and always welcome retreatants to share the experience of monastic life.

Pray for us as we do for you, every day.

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This Sunday September 18, 2016 Mass at Visitation Monastery will be at 8AM.

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

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While only three Sisters currently in the Monastery were here at that time, as the rest of us entered since then, that day is recalled every evening at recreation when one of us sits in the CHAIR that Mother Theresa sat in!IMG_0242The metal plaque on this chair recalls the exact date of Mother Theresa’s visit:








At the time, Mother Marie Anatrella was Superior of our Brooklyn Visitation community.  One of the Missionaries of Charity was making a retreat in our Monastery, and Mother Theresa came to speak with her, as her Superior. Mother Marie took the opportunity to have the Saint speak to all the Visitandine Sisters in our Library Room.

As Mother Theresa was leaving, our students from the Visitation Academy were ending their school day and encountered the Saint on her way out. She lovingly and graciously gave the children medals.

If YOU were one of those children, perhaps you’d like to recall a memory? Write us and we will be happy to post it!

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IMG_3436Pictured from left to right are: Msgr Joe Nugent, Rev. Richard Bretone, Sr. Ana Maria, Bishop James Massa, Mother Susan Marie, Rev Gerald Knapp,CssR and Deacon John.

Sister is welcomed by the Visitation community after pronouncing her Vows in this short video.


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Sr Ana Maria Professes Solemn Vows

The heat of this August day was no match for the burning flames of the Sacred Heart of Jesus’ Love for Sister as she made her lifelong commitment to Him. Sat. Aug 13, 2016 will be marked forever in our Monastery as one of great joy ! IMG_3409Sr Ana Maria signs her name to her handwritten vows after pronouncing them in the Chapel Sanctuary. More to come…

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