Vocation Profile - Passionist Nuns Monastery of St. Joseph

Passionist Nuns Monastery of St. Joseph

Sr. Cecilia Maria C.P.
Vocation Contact
8564 Crisp Rd
Whitesville, KY 42378

270-233-4571
vocations@passionistnuns.org
www.passionistnuns.org

International?Yes
Professed members12
Year founded1771 in Italy; 1946 in Owensboro, KY
Generalate/motherhouseAutonomous
Province/federation

(Arch)dioceses
Owensboro, KY
International
Yes
Mission
The sisters' life as contemplative nuns flows from the personal love of Christ for us manifested in His passion, death and resurrection. We seek to comfort Him in His Sacred Passion by pondering the mystery of His undying love, by loving our sisters in community life and through Divine Worship. This is expressed most powerfully in our participation in the Holy Mass which is the highpoint of our monastic day. We have daily exposition of Blessed Sacrament, two hours of contemplative prayer and we pray the entire Liturgy of the Hours. In all our lives we seek to imitate Our Lady of Sorrows—the Handmaid of Redemption. The nuns enjoy daily recreation with one another. Our work is simple and includes the normal domestic duties of kitchen work, laundry, cleaning, sewing, also computer work, answering letters, phones and doors, gardening and more. We host a small guest house, an oasis of prayer for people hungering for deeper union with God. We love being brides of Christ and daughters of the Holy Catholic Church!
For more, please see our blog: <a href="http://passionistnunsblog.com/">In the Shadow of His Wings</a>
Qualifications
Single, Catholic women in good physical, mental and emotional health. Along with a desire for prayer, the nuns look for maturity and sociability in a candidate. Although a college degree is not necessary there needs to be an ability for college level studies and the candidate needs to have a teachable heart.
Formation
One year postulancy and two year novitiate, with classes on the Catechism, prayer, virtues and self-knowledge, monastic decorum, religious life, the vows, and the Passionist Rule and Constitutions, liturgy, Sacred Scripture, monastic history and Passionist spirituality and more. Six years in temporary vows before making final vows.
Age range/limit
18-35
Belated vocations?
No

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