Archive Treasures – Father Gerald’s Rosary

A Handmaid Diamond Jubilee, News

“Dear daughters, if you understand your vocation you are going to be fishers of very big fish – the souls of the Priests of Jesus Christ.  Go fishing for them with the Blessed Mother’s Rosary. It is here in the Chapel that you can do more for them than anywhere else…. But remember, this is a real fishing line…there has …

Of Flowers and Fire

A Handmaid Diamond Jubilee, News

We have shared in another recent post our gratitude for the many gifts of floral arrangements we received at the start of our Diamond Jubilee Year. You can read about that and see more photos here. Now we want to share why that is so special to us and how it helps us intensify our prayers regarding the drought and …

Effusive, Overflowing Providence: God’s Message in Flowers

A Handmaid Diamond Jubilee, News

In a short course of days surrounding the kick off of our Diamond Jubilee we were hit over the head, though gently, by God fairly well laughing, delightedly shouting, “See?! See?! Didn’t I tell you I would provide? And more than you dream. TRUST IN ME.” He showed us this in flowers. Two generous donors lavished us with wine red and white …

Trinity Sunday and our Emblem

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We share a photo of an object in the archives of a wooden carving of our emblem that we receive when we take first vows and always speaks to us of the Trinity. By design, our Founder, Father Gerald, chose the triangular shape to honor the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The first emblems were made by the …

God’s Wonderful Rainbows

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After a recent spate of severe thunderstorms we had a real treat when the sun began to shine again. A gorgeous rainbow! Wherever these optical phenomena appear in the sky, they remain ever the striking and breathtaking reminder that our God is a God of kept promises and purest beauty. We share a few images and ask you to join …

Archive Treasures – Handmaid Card

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As we explore some of our archive treasures during the year of our Diamond Jubilee, we share this little feast day card. One of many pasted into a special album displaying some detailed and intricate art skills from our sisters in the past. This is just one sample of the time, talent, and love that went into honoring Our Lady …

DIAMOND JUBILEE BEGINS!

A Handmaid Diamond Jubilee, News

We’ve long been preparing for our diamond jubilee of foundation but that doesn’t mean the celebration is limited to one day. We will celebrate all year. There are just too many graces to thank God for in calling into existence our community and our mission in the Church. Only in eternity will we know all that the Lord desired in …

Sponsoring Printing and Mailing of Our Newsletter

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When we published and mailed our Christmas newsletter we announced the cessation of this hard copy bulk mailing due to the increased costs. A typical color printing and mail out ran about $1310 and we can expect higher rates as inflation continues and the economy worsens. We usually have 2 mailings per year. [Black and white is significantly less at …

CATCHING UP ON HOLY WEEK: AGAPE 2022

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During the holiest week of the year, Holy Week, we have a special communal meal called the Agape. Agape is greek, ἀγάπη, for love. Specifically, it means the highest form of love. Hence it’s a perfect name for the meal in which Our Savior instituted the Priesthood and the Eucharist, the Last Supper, where he ‘loved them to the end’ …

ASPIRANT CHRISSY FEATURED IN IRL VIDEO

A Handmaid HPB Vocations, News, Video

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 …