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 …

Alvin takes a Selfie of the Bishop with his Handmaids

Celebrating Two Resurrections

A Handmaid News

Two Resurrections for Easter?   Easter Sunday of 2015 took on an extra special air of celebration as we enjoyed a short notice visit by our Shepherd, Bishop Richard F. Stika in the evening. Lent had been punctuated by Bishop Stika’s emergency hospitalization on the Solemnity of the Annunciation, March 25th during which everyone was storming heaven for his recovery. …

Following Jesus Conference

Diocese Hosts Following Jesus Conference

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Following Jesus Register for free tickets! “The Following Jesus conference at KCHS and All Saints Church is free and will feature presentations by Curtis Martin, author, sought after speaker, Crossing the Goal co-host and CEO of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students and by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, who will also celebrate Mass for conference attendees. This event is open to …

40th Anniversary of Lay Associates of the Priesthood!

A Handmaid External Apostolates, Lay Associates of the Priesthood, News

Although the Handmaids of the Precious Blood have been praying and sacrificing for priests since their foundation in 1947, formal programs sharing this Handmaid charism with the outside world didn’t begin until the 1970s. It began first by encouraging other priests, religious and deacons to adopt a priest by name in 1974 which was the start of the Confraternity of Mary, …

The new format of the website as seen on the homepage.

Updated Website

Sister Rose Philomena News

When we arrived in the Diocese of Knoxville in May 2013 we found, in addition to the warm welcome on all fronts to help us get settled, Bishop Stika’s offer to assist on a much needed website upgrade. He directed us to some of the local faithful gifted in IT (Information Technology) ways and encouraged us to move further into …

Recognize this? It's called a cassette tape. Once upon a time music and audio recordings were found on these and played in things called tape recorders and tape players.

Father Hardon Archive Milestone Completed

A Handmaid News, Video

A Trip to Bardstown, Kentucky and a Mission for the Handmaids Completed In 2010, His Eminence Raymond Cardinal Burke, then Archbishop, met with Rev. Mother Marietta at the Heart of Mary Priory in Lake Villa, IL while visiting our community there. He expressed his desire that we work to help complete the digitization and archiving of the massive collection of …