Called to Follow, Drawn to Holiness, Inspired by Love
Holy Spirit guide me
Our vocation draws women who aspire to a hidden life of prayer and work, women whose sense of humor is as contagious as is their sense of duty for the salvation of souls. Giving witness to Christ's love through living the Gospels, each sister dedicates her own unique gifts and talents as a means of allowing the Holy Spirit who secretly guides her heart to holiness.
In joyful obedience to our Rule and Constitutions we are embraced, inspired and drawn ever closer to God by His sanctifying graces which flow through our lives consecrated by the Evangelical Counsels of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience and our fourth vow of Memoria Pasionis which unites us ever more closely to the Merciful Compassion of Jesus Christ Crucified and Risen.
-- single, never married women, ages 18-25yrs
-- good physical and mental health
-- a happy disposition, a generous character, a good sense of humor with a desire and ability to thrive in the communal life of humility , docility and spontaneous charity
Entrance and Novitiate
-- Aspirancy program outside of Abbey, 6 months learning about contemplative charism
-- Postulancy, inside Abbey, 6 months discerning, learning and living the cloistered lifestyle
-- Canonical Novitiate, 1-2 years is a probationary period of time
-- Temporary Vows, 3 years as junior member of the community
-- Solemn Vows, lifetime commitment as member of the Order in service to Mother Church
A vocation to the contemplative life is a gospel journey to holiness; its daunting, remarkable, exhilarating, sacrificial, unwavering and accomplished in common with the other nuns in a joy inspired competition for the highest degrees of charity!
If you are a courageous soul wanting to hear more about the mystery of consecrated religious life in the cloister and its unlimited spiritual frontier, contact the Abbey to arrange for a visit!