COME! Learn About Passionist Life

What does a day as a Passionist Nun look like? Can you share your vocation stories? What was your first exposure to contemplative life?

We heard these and many more questions over the past 5 weeks as we had 5 individuals/groups visit us to learn about Passionist contemplative life. They hailed from Texas via Vanderbilt University in Nashville Tennessee, Utica – about 45 minutes from our monastery, northern Ohio, southeast Kansas and Louisville, Kentucky.

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This group from Utica, KY not only came for a vocation visit but they also volunteered a half day a week for about 8 weeks this past summer. They vacuumed, cleaned bathrooms and made beds in the retreat house, prepped food for a big family visit, washed our vehicles inside and out and did a lot of weeding and gardening and a plethora of other things – Ya’ll are fantastic! May God be your reward!

Watering flowers

Watering flowers

Olivia shares photos of family, friends and artwork with the nuns

Olivia shares photos of family, friends and artwork with the nuns

Olivia hanging out with the younger sisters on Friday night

Olivia hanging out with the younger sisters on Friday night

Olivia first visited us last summer during a Nun Run from northern Ohio. She liked this “little monastery in Kentucky” so much that she kept in touch over the past year and returned for a weeklong monastic live-in. Please do keep her in your prayers as she hopes to be a Passionist Nun some day – This is our hope as well!

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Theresa first visited us last summer with another family, she returned for our vocation retreat last November and this year returned for a 43 hour discernment retreat. Please keep her in prayer as she begins college this fall. Come again Theresa!

This photographer forgot to get photos of our Nashville and Kansas visitors. 😦  They’ll just have to come again for another visit!

Anyone else want to come and learn about our Life?  Contact us here. Interested in attending our vocation retreat? Click here for more info.

 

4 thoughts on “COME! Learn About Passionist Life

  1. Question: how long does it take to become a Passionist nun? Postulancy is a year, Novitiate is two years, and then for how long is a sister in simple vows before she makes her final profession?

  2. Thank you for the glimpse into Olivia’s week with you. It was a wonderful experience for her and I enjoyed seeing the monastery and meeting you as well. I have a feeling we’ll be back. 🙂

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