6 May 2014 marked the Handmaids of the Precious Blood one year anniversary since we arrived as the first cloistered contemplative nuns in the Diocese of Knoxville, Tennessee. To celebrate we invited the public to join us for twelve hours of public adoration including a special first year anniversary Mass with Bishop Stika. We are so very grateful for the warm welcome we have received in East Tennessee. From our houses in Jemez Springs, New Mexico and Lake Villa, Illinois to this new settlement in Benton, Tennessee all the Handmaids extend our prayers of deepest thanksgiving to all our new friends and benefactors in the Volunteer state.
Special thanks to Stephanie Richer for sharing her photos with us to post on the web as well as her article regarding the anniversary: http://dioknox.org/27981/handmaids-precious-blood-celebrate-historic-anniversary/