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

A Handmaid HPB Vocations, News

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

A Handmaid HPB Vocations, News

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, …

Fiat Lux! Let There Be Light!

A Handmaid News, Priests Garden

As an Easter gift, a benefactor made possible the night lighting of our gates, call box, and most especially the wooden Crosses now draped in white. It helps with security and visitors finding the call box but also allows the Cross to be seen at quite a distance even in the dark. Fiat Lux! Let There Be Light! We are …

Triduum

A Handmaid News, Priests Garden

The holiest days of the year, the Triduum, are upon us with much silence, solemnity, and prayer. And also a lot of preparations, cleaning, arranging, planning etc., to ensure we are ready to welcome the Risen King again on Easter Sunday. We share just a snap shot from Good Friday Outdoor Stations in the Mary Mother of Priests Garden and …

How Am I Doing? Holy Week Begins

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It’s Holy Week. Now the penances of Lent come into fuller focus even as preparations begin in earnest for the most somber time of the liturgical year. We share a photo of one of our crucifixes that is slightly unusual in that Jesus has not yet given up his Spirit on the Cross. He’s conscious. He’s looking up to the …

Happy Nuns, Melting Snow, and Fleeting Grace

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Though Spring is here, we want to share some of winter’s last hurrahs in mid March at Cor Jesu Monastery. The day after we had enjoyed 72 degree weather, we had a winter storm and over 4 inches of snow, a rare occurrence. And unlike last year, thanks to a generous priest, we had a sled! No cardboard for us …

CONSECRATION TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY

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We join with Pope Francis, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, Bishops, Priests, Religious, Lay Faithful, and people of all the world in the consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the Solemnity of the Annunciation 2022 begging Our Lady to intercede for peace in Ukraine and Russia and throughout the world.  The Holy Father’s request for this global consecration may …

I Have Called You By Name

A Handmaid HPB Vocations, News

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 …

Lizard sunning himself on a rock in winter.

Watch Your Step!

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This Lent, want to sit down, rest, and take a break? When the temptation is there to ‘take it easy’, be more wary, and look hard before you sit down. Watch your step. You may meet a lizard you didn’t expect.