Vocation Profile - Dominican Monastery of St. Jude

Dominican Monastery of St. Jude

Sr. Mary of the Precious Blood O.P.
Vocation Directress
P.O. Box 170
Marbury, AL 36051

205-755-1322
vocations@stjudemonastery.org
www.stjudemonastery.org

International?Yes
Professed members6
Year founded1944
Generalate/motherhouseAutonomous
Province/federationAssociation of the Nuns of the Order of Preachers

(Arch)dioceses
Mobile, AL
Mission
The Dominican Nuns of the Monastery of St. Jude withdraw from the world to be at the heart of the Church. Our primary mission is to pray for the salvation of souls and for the preaching mission of the Dominican friars. We strive to offer a sacrifice of praise to God especially through the solemn celebration of the Liturgy, chanted in Latin and English, and to be of "one mind and heart in the Lord" in living the monastic observances of common life, the vows, and the study of sacred truth. We also have the privilege of Eucharistic Adoration and Perpetual Rosary, forming a Guard of Honor for Our Lady.
Qualifications
Single, practicing Catholic women who are drawn by Christ, possessing good mental and physical health, and able to embrace a life of choral and private prayer in community. They must have a love of and fidelity to our Holy Father and the Church, devotion to the Blessed Sacrament and Our Lady, and a good sense of humor. Some college or work experience is useful.
Formation
One month aspirancy; one year postulancy; two years novitiate; three years temporary vows. During this time the novices will study the Catechism, the history of monasticism and the Dominican Order, the vows and religious consecration and other subjects related to monastic life.
Age range/limit
18-30
Belated vocations?
No

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