Standing Room Only for the Farewell Mass

Farewell Mass at Lake Villa

A Handmaid News

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 …

The 29 foot moving van and the blue Subaru arrive from Lake Villa, IL.

Gratitude for Helping and Welcoming Hands

A Handmaid News

Our gratitude knows no bounds as we reflect on all the many helpers, volunteers, and prayer warriors who assisted in the final homecoming, welcoming our Sisters back from Lake Villa, IL. The Knights of Columbus and HAT team members went out of their way, both in Illinois and in Tennessee, to ensure our Sisters’ transition was as smooth as possible. …

We're finally home!

Historic Homecoming!

A Handmaid Handmaids of the Precious Blood, News

On May 17th, 2016, the final trio of Handmaids traveled to the new Motherhouse marking an historic homecoming in the life of our community. From this point forward, every celebration in the next year will be a milestone for the simple reason that all of us, for the first time, will be gathered on one property. We’ll share more about …

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

Happy Handmaids Arrive Home!

A Handmaid Handmaids of the Precious Blood, News

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!

A Handmaid News

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 …