Youngins

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Just want to share some photos of local ‘youngins’ we’ve come across. Enjoy and thank God for all his creatures!

ARCHIVE TREASURES: ARCHBISHOP BYRNE’S BIBLE

A Handmaid Diamond Jubilee, News

In 1947, when our Founder Father Gerald began two religious communities, he considered the bishop who invited his apostolate of prayer for priests into his diocese to be a co-founder. In the very early pioneering days Archbishop Edwin Byrne of Santa Fe met with and celebrated Mass for the early Handmaids with fatherly regularity. We are happy to have in …

ARCHIVE TREASURES: SISTER ELIZABETH’S CRUTCHES AND LEG BRACES

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Of the first women who came to join the Handmaids of the Precious Blood in May 1947 only one, Sister Elizabeth of the Trinity, persevered. Yet she was paralyzed below the waist from polio. Perhaps, like the late Cardinal George who contracted polio at 13 and was thus rejected by a Chicago preparatory seminary, Sister Elizabeth also experienced rejection and …

What Makes A Hero? A Fast Founder Fact

A Handmaid Diamond Jubilee, News

As we look at the world today, we see many people longing again for heroes and leaders. The best heroes are the saints and godly men and women willing to give their lives for others. Our Founder would never have considered himself a hero. However, here is a little known story about Father Gerald: In 1954 some campers in the Jemez …

Collage of some of our photo memories of Saint John Paul the Great

Saint John Paul II

A Handmaid Diamond Jubilee, News

Our Tribute To Pope Saint John Paul II (originally published to celebrate his beatification in May 2011) Priest…Pope…Son of Mary…. these words describe Saint John Paul II. But how does one describe his impact on one’s soul? When one meets the Vicar of Christ and sees Peter from Galilee as well as Karol from Krakow, what has really happened? Perhaps it …

Collage of some of our photo memories of Saint John Paul the Great

Saint John Paul II

A Handmaid Diamond Jubilee, News

Our Tribute To Pope Saint John Paul II (originally published to celebrate his beatification in May 2011) Priest…Pope…Son of Mary…. these words describe Saint John Paul II. But how does one describe his impact on one’s soul? When one meets the Vicar of Christ and sees Peter from Galilee as well as Karol from Krakow, what has really happened? Perhaps it …

Of Serpents and Doves

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Recently the weekday Gospel had Jesus giving his disciples instructions before sending them out to preach and he warned them that they would be as vulnerable as sheep amid wolves adding that they needed to be as shrewd as serpents and as simple as doves.  So, we thought it a good time to share some photos of the most recent …

Aspirant Shannon Enters Postulancy

A Handmaid HPB Vocations, News

During this Diamond Jubilee year, we are happy to share with you the news of Aspirant Shannon formally entering the Postulancy on Sunday June 26, 2022. She was clothed in her postulant attire in Chapel receiving the Queen of the Clergy Medal from Mother Sarah Michael. Rejoice with us as we thank God for her vocation and pray that she …

Gunther the Therapy Cat Gets A Little Therapy

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When Gunther’s favorite veterinarian (and ours) nixed his outdoor activities for the sake of his health, he became an indoors-only ‘therapy cat’. We explained to him what this meant several times assuring him that nunly spoilage would occur but that he had to tolerate monastic silence, lots of petting, and regular feedings. [He is the only cat, possibly ever, that …

Archive Treasures – Father Gerald’s Rosary

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“Dear daughters, if you understand your vocation you are going to be fishers of very big fish – the souls of the Priests of Jesus Christ.  Go fishing for them with the Blessed Mother’s Rosary. It is here in the Chapel that you can do more for them than anywhere else…. But remember, this is a real fishing line…there has …