We 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
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 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.
This Sunday September 18, 2016 Mass at Visitation Monastery will be at 8AM.
Sunday September 4th 2016 was a special day as Mother Teresa became St Teresa of Calcutta. Here at the Monastery we had our 9AM Mass and afterward invited all those in the congregation to place their petitions to the new Saint before her statue with the second class relic, the chair St Teresa used while visiting us, offered to each person.
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 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!The 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!
Most Reverend James Massa presided at the Solemn Profession Liturgy at Brooklyn Visitation Monastery with concelebrating priests and Deacon John.
Pictured 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.
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 ! Sr Ana Maria signs her name to her handwritten vows after pronouncing them in the Chapel Sanctuary. More to come…