Corpus Christi Novena Prayer Requests

  Corpus Christi Novena Prayer Request Form You Are In Our Prayers Before Our Lord We welcome all prayer requests and bring each request before Our Lord exposed in the Monstrance. During our Corpus Christi Novena, May 29th through June 6th, 2021, we will place all your prayer requests under the High Altar.

Christmas Novena

Christmas Novena Prayer Request Form You Are In Our Prayers Before Our Lord We welcome all prayer requests and bring each request before Our Lord exposed in the Monstrance.

A Brief History

A close observer of our contemplative community once gave a brief description of our life to a friend as follows, “These Sisters don’t just pray for priests; they live for them!” What are we doing here in Knoxville? We are here to live and give our lives most particularly for priests and their sanctification. Each priest has been called to live …

Semper Per Mariam Always Through Mary

This is our second motto, as it were, after “Pro Christo In Sacerdote Suo” or “For Christ In His Priest.” Essentially that is because we can never be for Christ in His Priest without first being like Mary, Mother of Priests was, as she showed us during her earthly life. Now, in Heaven, she continues to assist us in the lifelong task …

Submit A Seminarian

We are often asked if we pray for Seminarians as well as Priests. Of course! Although we do not have a formal Adopt A Seminarian program pairing one person with a Seminarian, all the Sisters hold men aspiring to the priesthood in our daily prayers. We commend all Priests and Seminarians to Our Lady of the Precious Blood and pray …

A view of sunset behind the Pieta.

Prayers for Deceased Priest

We welcome submissions of the name of any deceased priest to include in our prayers. To whom much is given, much will be demanded so all priest souls need our prayers. Simply fill out what information you can below to send us their names. Other ways you can help prayerfully support priests and seminarians:    

Priest Chalkboard In Our refectory

Our Priest Chalkboard

A Handmaid Charism, HISTORY, HPB Vocations, PRIESTS

HOW DID THE PRIEST CHALKBOARD START? People sometimes wonder how the Handmaids came to start writing specific priests’ names on our chalkboard in our refectory. They want to know if these are special priests, or priests in trouble, or particularly great priests. They want to know why certain names appear and when. Well, we do one Diocese at a time. …

Our Lady of the Precious Blood

Prayers for Priests and Those Destined for the Priesthood

These prayers are prayed by all the Handmaids in chapel each day, usually after Vespers. We commend all priests, living chalices of the Precious Blood, to Our Lady of the Precious Blood in these prayers. We recommend them as a wonderful way to pray for priests while honoring the sheddings of Christ Precious Blood throughout his life. My beloved Jesus, …

Nuns on Social Media?

A Handmaid Charism, HPB Vocations, News

This article was originally posted May 18, 2015. Scott Maentz, now a permanent Deacon for the Diocese of Knoxville, ministers elsewhere but the role of mediator between our cloister and the world continues through laypeople who assist us in keeping the digital walls in place. We are grateful for all those who have helped us along the way. Cloistered Nuns …

Submit A Priest For Adoption

Do You Know A Priest You Would Like To Be Adopted In Prayer? The Handmaids of the Precious Blood pray for every priest but through our external prayer apostolates we invite Catholics everywhere to adopt individual priests for the focus of daily prayer. Well over 30,000 adoptions have taken place since we began. Typically we use the United States Catholic …

Adopt A Priest

Want to Adopt a Priest? ADOPT A PRIEST? WHO ME? Any practicing Catholic may do so. It is our practice to maintain anonymity between the priest and the person praying for him.  HOW DO I ADOPT A PRIEST? Please specify your preferences (regular U.S.P.S. mail or email) and we will send you your priest’s first name as soon as we can. …

We Are Grateful For Your Support

[[Page Goal: I want them to be eager and excited to help without being pushy.]] [[Photos: Smiling HPB….what about a happy priest too?]] Providence did provide.  Providence can provide.  Providence will provide. We pray this prayer daily knowing that God’s Providence often comes via the hands of others. It is through your generous donations of time, talent, and treasure that our …