Global Rosary Relay 2015

The Global Rosary Relay for Priests is Today!

A Handmaid News

What better way to mark the Feast of the Sacred Heart than to pray for priests? So grab your Rosary, get on your knees, and join thousands across the globe praying to Mary, Mother of Priests for all her priest sons everywhere today! Check out this link to see a map of the locations around the world participating in the …

Three Happy Handmaids after closing on the property.

Deo Gratias! We Have A New Home!

A Handmaid Monastery, News

On 4 June 2015, we could breathe a prayer of thanksgiving as we closed on our new home we had been praying we could purchase. Once again, God’s Providence did indeed provide for all that was needed in our ongoing search for the location of the new monastery. We are incredibly grateful to the team of hidden prayer warriors and …

Global Rosary Relay 2015

World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests

A Handmaid News

Do you love priests? Do you want to help in their sanctification? Do you love to pray the Rosary and honor Mary, Mother of Priests? Do you want to please the Sacred Heart of Jesus? If so, you are in luck. June, the month dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the month we celebrate the awesome Solemnity of …

The Community Camera

A Handmaid News

Update: Someone has already donated the camera we placed on our wishlist and it is on it’s way! We are so grateful! However, in order to use this wonderful gift we also need the memory card and memory card reader. Should anyone wish to donate these two items, they can be found on our wishlist. Many, many thanks! Our community …

There's nothing like bubble wrap!

Your Gifts Are Great! Thank You!

A Handmaid News

We’ve been receiving an abundance of generous gifts via the Amazon Wish List program. We are grateful for each and every donation and only wish we could properly express our thanks to the many large hearted givers near and far who have reached out to help us. From a simple thing like a box of cereal to much needed packing …

Nuns on Social Media?

A Handmaid Handmaids of the Precious Blood, News

Cloistered Nuns on Social Media?! Well…yes and no. It’s a valid question and deserves a fuller answer. The intriguing problem of how to meet the challenge of the New Evangelization, the rapid changes in communications technology, and the need to preserve the monastic cloister has been one we have been praying about for a period of years. We cautiously began …

We’re packing again! Boxes and packing materials are needed.

Scott Maentz News, Video

Dear friends, We are anticipating moving again this summer to our new property and are beginning to pack. We could use your help in obtaining packing materials either through our Amazon Wish List under Moving Needs or simply in locally donating large boxes for those who live nearby or in the Knoxville area. We have a lot of artwork to …

Priest, Prophet, King | DVD Study Program from Fr. Robert Barron

Scott Maentz News

The Handmaids recommend this inspirational presentation to encourage our prayer and witness of Jesus, who fulfills the imagery of priest, prophet, and king. Priest, Prophet, King | DVD Study Program from Fr. Robert Barron Source: Priest, Prophet, King | DVD Study Program from Fr. Robert Barron

The hills are alive with the sound of Handmaids singing Deo Gratias!

A Property Surprise from Saint Joseph and Bishop Stika

A Handmaid News

New Property Found for the Handmaids? Saint Joseph constantly surprises us but so does our Bishop Stika. During our recent extensive search at the various gems of East Tennessee property hiding among the mountains and rivers, Bishop Stika requested that some Handmaids represent the community at the Conversation with the Cardinals held at the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville on 18 …

Rest In Peace Cardinal George

A Handmaid News

Eternal Rest Grant Unto Him, O Lord and Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Him We thank our Lord for the many fruitful years of priestly service of our former Archbishop of Chicago. The Handmaids serving in the Priory of Mary in Lake Villa, IL remember his visit to the house for an outdoor Mass marking our Silver Jubilee in the …