Vocation Profile - Handmaids of the Precious Blood
Handmaids of the Precious Blood
The Handmaids are cloistered contemplatives dedicated to the honor, praise and worship of God. By our hidden apostolate, we extend the arms of prayer and sacrifice around the world, with a special solicitude for God's priests. A Pontifical community, our love for the Church is expressed in unswerving loyalty and fidelity to the Holy Father. Eucharistic adoration is a special aspect of our ecclesial mission.
Good physical and mental health with sufficient emotional maturity to live a joyful monastic community life. Candidates must also be free from all canonical impediments. Basic vocal musical ability is required. U.S. citizenship and fluency in the English language required.
Candidates participate in a "Come and See" experience and an aspirancy program at the motherhouse. This is followed by a twelve-month postulancy and a two-year novitiate. Vows are renewed annually for five years before solemn vows are taken.
Yes: Belated is by exception only on a case by case basis.