Photo of Father Gerald after Ordination

100 Years A Priest And A Priest FOREVER

A Handmaid News

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of priestly ordination of our Founder This year we celebrate a special anniversary: the 100th anniversary of the priestly ordination of our Founder, Father Gerald M. C. Fitzgerald, s.P. on May 26th, 2021. Imagine this if you will. You are a young man. It’s 1921. You have spent years in seminary training to be formed to …

Father Gerald, still in his Holy Cross habit, with the very first Handmaids in 1947.

A Brief History

A close observer of our contemplative community once gave a brief description of our life to a friend as follows, “These Sisters don’t just pray for priests; they live for them!” What are we doing here in Knoxville? We are here to live and give our lives most particularly for priests and their sanctification. Each priest has been called to live …

A True Prophet for the Priesthood: Father Gerald Fitzgerald, s.P.

A True Prophet for the Priesthood The Life and Legacy of Very Rev. Gerald M.C. Fitzgerald, s.P. (Text presented with the kind permission of the Institute on Religious Life. This article was first published in their magazine Religious Life, March/April 2010 Issue. For more information you can visit www.religiouslife.com) We’ve added several photos of our Founder to the article we …

Archbishop Sheehan blesses Rev. Mother Marietta after her re-election.

Chapter of Elections

A Handmaid Handmaids of the Precious Blood, News

Handmaids Chapter of Elections On October 2nd, 2013 the Handmaids of the Precious Blood all gathered at Cor Jesu Monastery in Jemez Springs, NM for a Chapter of Elections. Handmaids of the Precious Blood from all three houses (Benton, Tennessee; Jemez Springs, New Mexico; Lake Villa, Illinois) participated. Rev. Mother Marietta was re-elected for a second term as the Reverend …