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SISTERS OF THE PASSION AND CROSS
Monastery of the Most Blessed Sacrament
† Traditional † Franciscan Spirituality † Eucharistic Adoration † Semi-Cloistered †
SOLEMN OCTAVE OF PENTECOST
May 28 - June 4 (Trinity Sunday)
MONTH'S MIND Holy Masses for the Deceased
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ST. MICHAEL the ARCHANGEL BLESSED STONES
- Original Blessed Stones imported from Grotto in Mount Gargano in Italy
Back in stock but very limited inventory are the ORIGINAL St. Michael Blessed Stones imported from the Grotto in Italy where
St. Michael the Archangel appeared four times.
Limit two (2) per request, please.
Available under "New Items".
Adoremus In Aeternum Sanctissimum Sacramentum
FEAST DAY: May 8
Feast of the Apparition of
ST. MICHAEL the ARCHANGEL
On May 8 Holy Mother Church solemnized the apparitions of the glorious Archangel on Mount Gargano in Apulia, Italy - which took place on
May 8 between the years 520 and 530. Mount Gargano has since become a sanctuary to which pilgrimages come from the four corners of the world.
The Gradual from the Mass on May 8 -
Alleluia, alleluia. V. Holy Archangel Michael, defend us in battle, that we may not perish in the dreadful judgment. Alleluia. V. The sea was shaken, and the earth trembled when the Archangel Michael came down from Heaven. Alleluia.
Source: Saint Joseph Daily Missal (1957)
May 28 - June 4
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Enroll yourself and your family in the Holy Masses, prayers, and devotions which will be offered during the
Solemn Octave of Pentecost - May 28 - June 4 (Trinity Sunday).
Cloistered Sisters - Lives of Prayer and Work
Living a traditional way of religious life - a vowed life dedicated to God through prayer and work. Intercessory prayer, prayers of reparation, and a deep devotion to the Most Blessed Sacrament are the primary “work”. Although not strictly cloistered (hidden), we observe a certain amount of enclosure (cloister) to help protect the contemplative aspect of our life. Our vowed life is also semi-contemplative. We have a deep devotion to Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament - making a Holy Hour each day and night, making intercession for your needs, and presenting your petitions to our Eucharistic King, trusting that nothing is impossible for God - and knowing that prayer knows no distance. The Rosary is prayed each day to our Heavenly Mother to whom we have a deep devotion. In addition to prayer and study, we labor quietly within our small monastery each day to help with our support. Because the monastery is small, there is no gift shop (all religious items are obtainable via the online website “gift shop”. There is no public side to the Chapel - the Chapel which is also very small - and which is located within the enclosure - is only for Sisters.
The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass celebrated in the Cloister Chapel is the Mass of Pope St. Pius V. We pray the Office, and keep the monastic tradition of rising during the night for prayer. Although not formally associated with the Franciscan Order, we embrace Franciscan spirituality - with the Rule of St. Francis and our Holy Constitutions guiding our lives. We work each day (Monday - Saturday) to provide, as age and health now permit, as much of our daily needs as possible — trusting in Divine Providence to supply whatever else is needed for the month. Household chores are also part of the daily routine.
The time not given to work due to age and age-related health issues, is devoted to additional prayer each day for you, your family, and for anyone who requests prayers (intercessory prayer). We also pray each day for those who are sick and suffering, for peace in the world, for the sanctification of all priests and their labors, and for saintly vocations to the Priesthood and fervent vocations to the religious life, and for the restoration of Holy Mother Church. Life continues each day for God, for the Church, and for the salvation of souls.
Prayers are also prayed each day for all pets and companion animals - especially for those who are sick, and for those who are elderly. Prayers for their safety and protection, and for a return to good health if they are ill.
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