Monastery Cats: The Formative Years

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As many a novice or postulant can tell you, the formation group in a monastery is not shy of humor and entertaining skits to share with the rest of the community. The Handmaids are no exception. In years past, as our archive sharing during our Diamond Jubilee will show, Handmaids found themselves in plays, musicals, humorous skits, and sing-a-longs. This …

Aspirant Chrissy Visits

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We were recently blessed that our Aspirant Chrissy was able to make an extended visit. This allowed her to spend time with our formation group and participate in the life of the community and experience the Handmaid charism, especially our lives of sacrifice and eucharistic adoration for the sanctification of priests.  She has now returned home to Illinois where she …

Handmaids Send Prayers for Knoxville Vocations Day for Young Women

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We were blessed to be able to participate in prayer with the recent Vocations Day for Young Women hosted at Saint Joseph’s School in Knoxville. As we have done in similar venues (Steubenville Vocations Day, FOCUS, or Knights of Columbus conventions) a table was set up so that even the absent cloistered nuns would have some physical presence. We joined …

Aspirant Shannon Enters Postulancy

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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 …

ASPIRANT CHRISSY FEATURED IN IRL VIDEO

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Our community, the Handmaids of the Precious Blood, is an affiliate member of the Institute on Religious Life (IRL). Their ministry is to support religious communities both active and contemplative, male and female. They are an excellent resource for those discerning their vocation and have expanded their apostolate to include the new venues of social media. In addition to their …

World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2022 Saint Dominic Holy Hour Today

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Special Holy Hour for Vocations today at Saint Dominic’s Wednesday May 11th, 2022 at 7 pm.   One can be a mother in many ways! It so happens that on Mother’s Day this year the Church celebrates another maternal aspect of motherhood, that of the spiritual and praying specifically for vocations.   The Diocese of Knoxville is participating at these Parishes …

World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2022 Our Lady of Fatima Holy Hour Today

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Special Holy Hour for Vocations today at Our Lady of Fatima Monday May 9th, 2022 at 7 pm.   One can be a mother in many ways! It so happens that on Mother’s Day this year the Church celebrates another maternal aspect of motherhood, that of the spiritual and praying specifically for vocations.   The Diocese of Knoxville is participating …

World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2022 St Therese of Liseaux Holy Hour Today

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Special Holy Hour for Vocations today at Saint Therese of Lisieux Friday May 6th, 2022 at 9 am.   One can be a mother in many ways! It so happens that on Mother’s Day this year the Church celebrates another maternal aspect of motherhood, that of the spiritual and praying specifically for vocations.   The Diocese of Knoxville is participating …

World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2022

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One can be a mother in many ways! It so happens that on Mother’s Day this year the Church celebrates another maternal aspect of motherhood, that of the spiritual and praying specifically for vocations.   The Diocese of Knoxville is participating at these Parishes from May 6th though May 12th. Meanwhile, in our cloister at the heart of the Church, …

I Have Called You By Name

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On March 24th, 2022 we welcomed with joy our Postulant Maria into the Novitiate, with Mother Sarah Michael clothing her in the wine-red habit of a Handmaid of the Precious Blood and announcing her new name in religious life: Sister Maria Crucis of Saint Joseph. Join us as we pray for her as she continues on her formation journey accompanied …