Chapter of Elections

A Handmaid News

We thank everyone for their prayers for our recent Chapter of Elections in early October. As we do for each Chapter, the meeting itself was preceded by a prolonged period of more intense prayer and silence as the community invoked the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Bishop Stika presided over the election of our new Mother Prioress, Mother Sarah Michael on October 2nd. Following the election of Mother’s Council, the Council members were installed and then the entire community renewed their vows in the hands of the new Mother. Masses before, during, and after the Chapter have been offered for its success and we are grateful for your remembering us in prayer. As we continue to listen to the Holy Spirit in manifesting God’s will for us during the next six years, know we rely on your prayers and keep you ever in ours.


Bishop Stika celebrating Mass at Cor Jesu Monastery

Bishop Stika celebrating Mass at Cor Jesu Monastery

After the election of the new Rev. Mother, the community gathers for a photo with Bishop Richard F. Stika

After the election of the new Rev. Mother, the community gathers for a photo with Bishop Richard F. Stika

Formal election of Rev. Mother Sarah Michael on 2 Oct 2019 with Bishop Stika accepting oath and vows

Formal election of Rev. Mother Sarah Michael on 2 Oct 2019 with Bishop Stika accepting oath and vows

Installation of the Council

Installation of the Council