Vocation Profile - Passionist Nuns Monastery

Passionist Nuns Monastery

Mother Superior

15700 Clayton Road
Ballwin, MO 63011

636-527-6867
www.passionistnunsofstlouis.org

International?No
Professed members4
Year founded1771 in Italy; 1948 in Saint Louis
Generalate/motherhouseAutonomous
Province/federationAutonomous

(Arch)dioceses
Saint Louis, MO
Mission
Passionist Nuns "are to strive for perfection in God's love by living in His Divine Presence and by preserving indelibly written in their hearts the most holy Life, Passion and Death of the loving Jesus. Also we endeavor to be of one heart and one soul among ourselves through the sacred bond of sisterly charity and to pray fervently to His Divine Majesty for our neighbors so that all may live in the holy fear of God" (St. Paul of the Cross). The essential means for attaining the purpose are the vows of voluntary poverty, perpetual chastity and obedience in all that is conformable to God's law and the Rule of the Institute. Passionists add the vow to promote devotion to the most holy Passion in the hearts of the faithful and the vow of strict enclosure. Within the church, the Passionist Nuns are called to be a sign of the love of Jesus Crucified for the Father and for mankind. By our unceasing contemplation of the Paschal Mystery of Jesus, "the greatest and most overwhelming work of God's love" we contribute to the fullness of the Church's presence to mankind. Convinced of the necessity of God's grace for the fruitfulness of the apostolate, we offer our unceasing prayer and joyful penance that God will send zealous workers in to His harvest, convert sinners and open the minds of non Christians to the Gospel.
Qualifications
Single, practicing Catholic, good physical, mental, emotional health. At least two years out of high school with either work experience or two years of college.
Formation
A week's visit before entry so the candidate and the nuns can get to know each other. Postulancy usually lasts a year and closes with vestition (receiving the Holy Habit). Novitiate lasts a year and is completed by temporary vows. Juniorate is 6 years with vows renewed each year. Perpetual vows may be taken at this time.
Age range/limit
20-35
Belated vocations?
Yes: Belated vocations may be considered

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