Archbishop Sheehan blesses Rev. Mother Marietta after her re-election.

Chapter of Elections

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Handmaids Chapter of Elections On October 2nd, 2013 the Handmaids of the Precious Blood all gathered at Cor Jesu Monastery in Jemez Springs, NM for a Chapter of Elections. Handmaids of the Precious Blood from all three houses (Benton, Tennessee; Jemez Springs, New Mexico; Lake Villa, Illinois) participated. Rev. Mother Marietta was re-elected for a second term as the Reverend …

Mother in 2005.

Mother David Marie, HPB

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Mother David Marie of Our Mother of Sorrows Entered 2 February 1955 First Vows 10 July 1958 Final Vows 10 July 1961 Mother General 1978 – 1995 As a means of allowing priests, deacons, religious, and laity a way to share in our charism of prayer and sacrifice for priests, Mother established the Oblates of the Precious Blood in 1981 …

Sister Elizabeth (far left) with other pioneers in 1977.

Sister Elizabeth of the Trinity, HPB

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Sister Elizabeth of the Trinity Our First Handmaid Of the first three women who came to New Mexico to begin the Handmaids of the Precious Blood, only Sister Elizabeth persevered in her vocation until death. A victim of childhood polio, she was paralyzed below the waist, but was so undeterred in her pursuit of God that our Founder, Father Gerald …

Praying for the deceased.

Funeral and Interment

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Funeral for Mother David Marie, H.P.B. and Interment for Handmaids of the Precious Blood at New Home in Tennessee Throughout the summer, we were working to move our entire cemetary in NM to our new house in TN. Ultimately 40 remains needed to be disinterred and transported across the country. While some were able to be shipped by normal means, …

Happy to be with our Shepherd, Bishop Richard F. Stika of Knoxville, TN.

Diocese of Knoxville Eucharistic Congress

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Diocese Kicks Off 25th Anniversary Jubilee With Eucharistic Congress We had the great privilege and blessing to attend the Diocese of Knoxville’s Eucharistic Congress on 14 Sept 2013 at the invitation of Bishop Stika. The Congress helped begin the celebration of Diocese’s 25th anniversary and brought together over 5,000 fervent Catholics from all over. We enjoyed presentations by Dr. Scott …

The altar was donated in memory of Dorothy Lucero.

New Altar Bound For East

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Lucero Family Donates Portable Altar In Memory of Parents When Deacon Steve Rangel of the Diocese of Santa Fe approached the Lucero family about making a portable altar for the Handmaid’s new foundation in the Diocese of Knoxville he did not expect to necessarily have one built for free. But the only “fee” the family would consider was prayer for …

Collage of some of our photo memories of Saint John Paul the Great

Saint John Paul II

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Our Tribute To Pope Saint John Paul II (originally published to celebrate his beatification in May 2011) Priest…Pope…Son of Mary…. these words describe Saint John Paul II. But how does one describe his impact on one’s soul? When one meets the Vicar of Christ and sees Peter from Galilee as well as Karol from Krakow, what has really happened? Perhaps it …