The Voice of the Shepherd – Sharing Her Vocation Story

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Sister Angela Rose’s vocation story, which she titled, “The Voice of the Shepherd”, was featured in the Institute on Religious Life’s Spring magazine discussing her conversion, her missionary work as an eye surgeon with travels around the globe before the Lord called her, more permanently, before his Eucharistic throne for priests as a Handmaid of the Precious Blood. We are …

Vocations: A Growing Problem

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We have a growing problem, quite literally. Vocations are growing. It’s a nice problem to have but makes for innovative housing accommodations from time to time. God always provides, nevertheless, we ask for prayers as we move forward towards constructing Holy Family Building which will allow us to go on growing and growing for Christ in His Priest. Please help if you can!

Honoring Handmaids Before Us

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One of the many fruits of our Diamond Jubilee year and its aftermath has been opening the archives and sharing the many hidden treasures from our past. In particular, it’s allowed our formation Sisters to learn more about the Handmaid pioneers that went before us, even as we continue on our own type of pioneering journey in East Tennessee. So …

Archbishop Shelton Fabre Visits Cor Jesu Monastery

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We were blessed to have a visit from the Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Knoxville, Archbishop Shelton Fabre of Louisville, KY. He took time from his busy schedule to meet all the Handmaids and learn a little about our mission of eucharistic adoration, prayer, and sacrifice for the sanctification of priests. We assured him of our prayers for him during this time of additional responsibility until a new bishop of Knoxville is appointed. We also keep all his priests, seminarians, religious and lay faithful of Louisville in our daily prayers.

Special Community Holy Hour in Union with Rorate Mass in Sacred Heart Cathedral

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As the only cloistered nuns in East Tennessee the Handmaids of the Precious Blood will remain at Cor Jesu Monastery but unite spiritually by having a special community holy hour of Eucharistic adoration at the same time as the Rorate Mass.  In particular, we will remember all our fellow consecrated religious as well as the formal intention of prayers for the next Bishop appointed to lead the Church in Knoxville.

Aspirant Chrissy Dons Handmaid Colors

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Aspirant Chrissy can testify to the prayer and hard work with the Labouré Society that enabled her to finally enter our formation discernment group. Not only did she work hard, attend Labouré boot camps, help fund raise for her Labouré Aspirant classes, and attend to her many responsibilities but she also worked through the various phases of Handmaid Aspirancy both …

Aspirant Chrissy Finally Comes to Stay: Perseverance 101

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In the world of vocational discernment you may often hear the advice, “Pray for the grace of perseverance.” Usually it’s applied to one’s entire life journey all the way to ‘final perseverance’ when we breathe our last, but the early stages of religious life particularly need this grace as well. Chrissy had a sort of introductory course, Perseverance 101, as …