Sacred Silence With The Trinity

A Handmaid News, Prayer Life

Sacred silence. A great settling enfolds the monastery. Cell doors close. Offices are dark. Computers are off. Phones are silent. Compline has rounded out the monastic day and nocturnal adoration begins. It’s extraordinarily intimate as one by one in each house a nun takes a private hour of adoration in the oratory. Close to the altar, kneeling before the monstrance, …

When this hung outside our front parlor door at the monastery in New Mexico, guests often asked permission if they could ring it. Here you don't have to. This really is our doorbell and is the only way to let us know someone is at the door.

Typical Horarium (Schedule)

Living a Schedule Centered On Christ In the Eucharist Because our “work” is focused on prayer specifically in Eucharistic Adoration, this is what everything else is scheduled around. The Mass and the Liturgy of the Hours (celebrated in common with Exposition) are our center of gravity for each day followed by individual holy hours of adoration. 5:30 am Rising, Breakfast 6:50 …

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, …

Handmaids of the Precious Blood: A Vocation for Priests

Vocations Snapshot The Cloistered Contemplative Community of the Handmaids of the Precious Blood was founded on May 25th, 1947 (Pentecost Sunday) 
by Father Gerald M.C. Fitzgerald, s.P. Vocational Inquirers: We are looking for women of deep faith who have the willed desire to give themselves utterly and totally to Christ in lasting commitment for the sake of His Priests. Life: …

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 …