Host of the Day: Archives from Our Lady of Mercy Oratory

A Handmaid News

Our Host of the Day image today is an archive photo of one of our Sisters adoring Our Lord in Our Lady of Mercy Oratory in New Mexico. Nestled into the corner of the two wing dormitory was the Oratory used for wintertime nocturnal adoration and daytime visits. The tiny tabernacle was of hand beaten metal and almost reminded some …

SLIDER COVID VS JESUS

COVID-19 VS JESUS

A Handmaid News

  “It’s Divine Mercy Sunday. Which round object has the most attention in your heart? Coronavirus or our Crowned King hidden in the Host? Yes, the virus may get one sick, it may kill, it might do nothing…in that sense it is then unreliable. But it cannot touch the soul. That is a very reliable fact. Our Crowned King, whose …

Host of the Day: Easter Thursday

A Handmaid News

Just one week ago on Holy Thursday, while the world began a Triduum unlike any other in modern times, we solemnly marked the day Our Lord Jesus gave himself to us in the Blessed Sacrament. Today on our altar exposed in the monstrance, surrounded in lilies and bright flowers, he is present in Easter Joy. Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity. …

Sacred Silence With The Trinity

A Handmaid News, Prayer Life

Sacred silence. A great settling enfolds the monastery. Cell doors close. Offices are dark. Computers are off. Phones are silent. Compline has rounded out the monastic day and nocturnal adoration begins. It’s extraordinarily intimate as one by one in each house a nun takes a private hour of adoration in the oratory. Close to the altar, kneeling before the monstrance, …

Father Hendershott distributes Holy Communion.

Father Hendershott celebrates Mass in our Chapel

A Handmaid Charism, HPB Vocations, Monastery, News, Priests

By God’s great Providence we are beginning to have more Masses on our property in our recently finished Chapel. Since Bishop Stika blessed the Chapel and Monastery only days after our arrival, we have driven to local parishes for Mass but also have been blessed to have Fathers Patrick Resen, Antonio Geraldo, and John Dowling step up to offer to …

Handmaids of the Precious Blood: A Vocation for Priests

Vocations Snapshot The Cloistered Contemplative Community of the Handmaids of the Precious Blood was founded on May 25th, 1947 (Pentecost Sunday) 
by Father Gerald M.C. Fitzgerald, s.P. Vocational Inquirers: We are looking for women of deep faith who have the willed desire to give themselves utterly and totally to Christ in lasting commitment for the sake of His Priests. Life: …

Living In Adoration

  How are We Living in Adoration? By cultivating the privilege of constant adoration of Our Lord Himself, our life is tied, anchored and focused in the Blessed Sacrament. In these precious hours, we pray for the burdens of the priesthood and offer every prayer intention we receive, as well as all the needs of souls everywhere, to Christ the …