Lying prostrate before the altar during the Litany of the Saints.

Profession of Vows

Come, Bride of Christ A Closer Look at the Ceremony of Profession of Vows It takes a long time to make a nun…at least nine years, but no more than twelve, for a Handmaid of the Precious Blood. Much longer than your pre-Cana course for couples wanting to wed in the Catholic Church. In that time, the candidate is tested …

A Chalice Returned

A Chalice Returned It was a present from a priest we briefly knew for a time. His was not the usual priestly career. He was a joyfully radiant priest, thrilled to say Mass and be with us. But he himself shared his true story. He had a humility born of deep suffering in his priesthood. He had traveled from the …

Vocations

A Snapshot of our Vocation for Priests We are dedicated to the sanctification of priests and live an intense life of prayer centered around the Eucharist. Visit Number in Community: 13 Professed Foundation: May 25th, 1947 (Pentecost Sunday) 
by Father Gerald M.C. Fitzgerald, s.P. Represented in US Dioceses: Knoxville, TN with our motherhouse located in New Market, TN. Mission Statement/Description: The Handmaids …

Depending On Providence: Make a Donation

Thank You, We Are Grateful Every day we pray, “Providence did provide, Providence can provide, Providence will provide.” We rely on the Providence of the Father, which comes to us through the hands of his people. Please use the form below to make a one-time or recurring financial donation using your credit / debit card or PayPal account. You can also …

Prayer Requests

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.

Living In Adoration

  How are We Living in Adoration? By cultivating the privilege of constant adoration of Our Lord Himself, our life is tied, anchored and focused in the Blessed Sacrament. In these precious hours, we pray for the burdens of the priesthood and offer every prayer intention we receive, as well as all the needs of souls everywhere, to Christ the …

Contact Us

Social Media While we share information on Facebook, we prefer to communicate with individuals by email. (See Nuns on Social Media.)   Messages, posts, notifications, etc. will be received but not necessarily answered within social media venues. It’s best to use the contact form below or any of our links found on the website for vocations, our oblate program, adopting priests, …

Archbishop Sheehan blesses Rev. Mother Marietta after her re-election.

Chapter of Elections

A Handmaid Handmaids of the Precious Blood, News

Handmaids Chapter of Elections On October 2nd, 2013 the Handmaids of the Precious Blood all gathered at Cor Jesu Monastery in Jemez Springs, NM for a Chapter of Elections. Handmaids of the Precious Blood from all three houses (Benton, Tennessee; Jemez Springs, New Mexico; Lake Villa, Illinois) participated. Rev. Mother Marietta was re-elected for a second term as the Reverend …

Mother in 2005.

Mother David Marie, HPB

A Handmaid Handmaids of the Precious Blood, News

Mother David Marie of Our Mother of Sorrows Entered 2 February 1955 First Vows 10 July 1958 Final Vows 10 July 1961 Mother General 1978 – 1995 As a means of allowing priests, deacons, religious, and laity a way to share in our charism of prayer and sacrifice for priests, Mother established the Oblates of the Precious Blood in 1981 …

Sister Elizabeth (far left) with other pioneers in 1977.

Sister Elizabeth of the Trinity, HPB

A Handmaid Handmaids of the Precious Blood, News

Sister Elizabeth of the Trinity Our First Handmaid Of the first three women who came to New Mexico to begin the Handmaids of the Precious Blood, only Sister Elizabeth persevered in her vocation until death. A victim of childhood polio, she was paralyzed below the waist, but was so undeterred in her pursuit of God that our Founder, Father Gerald …