“Consecrated Life Corner”
Message of St. John Paul II to families:
“I address you, Christian families. Parents, give thanks to the Lord if he has called one of your children to the consecrated life. It is to be considered a great honor — as it always has been — that the Lord should look upon a family and choose to invite one of its members to set out on the path of the evangelical counsels! Cherish the desire to give the Lord one of your children so that God's love can spread in the world. What fruit of conjugal love could be more beautiful than this?
We must remember that if parents do not live the values of the Gospel, the young man or woman will find it very difficult to discern the calling, to understand the need for the sacrifices which must be faced, and to appreciate the beauty of the goal to be achieved. For it is in the family that young people have their first experience of Gospel values and of the love which gives itself to God and to others. They also need to be trained in the responsible use of their own freedom, so that they will be prepared to live, as their vocation demands, in accordance with the loftiest spiritual realities. I pray that you, Christian families, united with the Lord through prayer and the sacramental life, will create homes where vocations are welcomed. (#107, Vita Consecrata of St. John Paul II)
Interested in Religious Life?
Wonder what it's like to be a Nun?
women who wish to invite you to consider the possibility of being
what we are,
that is, Passionist Nuns of St. Joseph's Monastery!
Just click on the pictures above for: #1 Vocation Retreat Information, #2 Passionist Discernment, #3 Sr. Rose Marie's Invitation and #4 Searching the Woods for Rock Garden Supplies!
We invite you to Reach out and
grasp the Precious Jewel of Life - a Relationship of Intimate Love
with Jesus Christ.
If you are struggling in discerning whether God is Calling we are happy to assist you in any way we can with the question of your vocation. Our intention is not to recruit, but to work with the Holy Spirit in the discernment of God's will. Please feel free to write with any questions you may have. Or if you would like more information at this time, you can contact us to share with us your requests by clicking on the picture below on the right Vocation Information.
To share information or more about our Passionist Charism just click on the first picture above on the left for: The Contemplative Vocation, center picture for: The Sign - the special insignia of every Passionist, the picture on the right above for: Vocation Information.
To Share the Sister's stories and meditative prayer just click on the first picture on the left for: Postulant Elizabeth's Vocation Story, the center picture for:Explore A Passionist Vocation, the picture on the right for: Vocation Stories.
We continually find that our Passionist charism and contemplative way of life is not well known. Even though our religious Institute has been in existence since 1771, the good news about the cloistered Passionist vocation still remains somewhat hidden in the shadow of the cross, and there are strange ideas often floating around about it. This has prompted us to start a column here that will.."...Read More
With the pictures above we hope to acquaint you with three aspects of our way of life. To learn about more aspects of our life just go to "Mother's Notebook" which lists many more! Just click on the first picture on the left for: The Holy Eucharist, the center picture for: Our Passionist Habit, the picture on the right for: The Passionist Vows.
Two or three times a year we publish a NEWSLETTER sharing all the various happenings and blessings that have been ours, our families and friends during the year. Just Click on the picture of our Crucified Lord above to share those blessings, sorrows and celebrations!