Ordination of Father Michal Los, FDP

Requiescat In Pace: Sacerdos In Aeternum

A Handmaid News, Priests

Rest in peace, Father Michał Łos, FDP Professed May 23rd, 2019 Ordained May 24th, 2019 Died June 17th, 2019 24 days a priest here on earth…but a priest forever! We share our reflection below on his inspiring ordination to the priesthood on his deathbed. Now that he has returned, like another Polish priest of note, “to the House of the Father” …

Christmas Tree and Nativity Scene

Christmas at Cor Jesu 2017

A Handmaid News

Many may note that we usually don’t post news during Advent and Lent, not even during the Christmas and Easter Octaves. This is primarily because we place prayer ahead of sharing. We may post them after and back date them so the news blog timeline makes sense. This year we had a blessed Advent and Christmas and have stretched the …

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 …

Blessed Sacrament Cemetery: You can barely tell there was an interment so careful and painstaking was the Bridges Funeral Home crew, ensuring every piece of straw was put back in place. A job lovingly well done!

Sister Mel Pierre Comes Home

A Handmaid News

Timing Is Everything It didn’t surprise us when Sister Mel Pierre took a turn for the worse and entered hospice while staying at the Catholic Charities run Holy Family Villa in Illinois. For three years she offered herself to the Lord as a holocaust for priests in the unique form of suffering that is dementia, while receiving outstanding and loving …

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 …