A True Prophet for the Priesthood: Father Gerald Fitzgerald, s.P.

A True Prophet for the Priesthood The Life and Legacy of Very Rev. Gerald M.C. Fitzgerald, s.P. (Text presented with the kind permission of the Institute on Religious Life. This article was first published in their magazine Religious Life, March/April 2010 Issue. For more information you can visit www.religiouslife.com) We’ve added several photos of our Founder to the article we …

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 …

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, …

Contemplative Nuns are Evangelical?

A Handmaid HPB Vocations

“…if it is true that only a contemplative disciple can hand on the Good News, then a life entirely devoted to contemplation is by its very nature evangelical.” Archbishop José Rodriguez Carballo, OFM From a speech given on Pro Orantibus Day 2013 On this day of Prayer Pro Orantibus, a day dedicated to all those who have chosen a wholly contemplative life …