Standing Room Only for the Farewell Mass

Farewell Mass at Lake Villa


While we celebrated the formal farewell Mass for our Sisters at the Heart of Mary Priory in Lake Villa, IL on May 7th, 2016, we haven’t shared photos until now. That’s because we were busy getting ready to move. The May 7th Mass with Bishop Rassas was heavily attended with over 200 people crowding into Saint Therese building. We are …

Until the monastery is built, this is the arriving Sisters' new home: Mater Dei

Happy Handmaids Arrive Home!


Our two Handmaid Sisters from Lake Villa were ALL smiles, very happy Handmaids, when they arrived at their new HOME in East Tennessee on May 10th, 2016. Despite all the work leading up to packing and flying out, the car rides to and from the airports, and a delayed flight to boot, they stepped onto Appalachian soil refreshed and joyful …

Historic Opening of the Heart of Mary Priory in Lake Villa, IL in 1980

More Handmaids Coming Home!


And these Handmaids are living! We recently shared the exciting news of the final interment of our departed Handmaids in the new Blessed Sacrament Cemetery at Cor Jesu Monastery in New Market. Now we have more good tidings and we ask your prayers as we prepare for the arrival of our five “Lake Villians” from the Heart of Mary Priory …