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SISTERS OF THE PASSION AND CROSS
Monastery of the Most Blessed Sacrament
† Traditional † Franciscan Spirituality † Eucharistic Adoration † Semi-Cloistered †
OUR LADY of LOURDES
February 11 - 19
A REMEMBRANCE IN THE MASSES and PRAYERS DURING THE HOLY SEASON OF LENT
The HOLY SEASON of LENT
begins on February 14, 2024
Enroll today to be remembered in the Holy Masses (Mass of Pope St. Pius V), prayers, sacrifices, and devotions during this Holy Season of Lent.
Enroll yourself, family members, friends -
or anyone you feel is in need of prayers.
Enrollment at the bottom of this page.
Month's Mind Masses for the Deceased
BACK IN STOCK AGAIN - BUT LIMITED SUPPLY
ST. MICHAEL the ARCHANGEL BLESSED STONES
- Original Blessed Stones taken from and imported from the Grotto in Mount Gargano in Italy
Back in stock but very limited inventory are the ORIGINAL St. Michael Blessed Stones taken and imported from the Grotto cave in Italy where St. Michael the Archangel appeared four times.
Available here and 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)
FEBRUARY Novena to
OUR LADY of LOURDES
FEBRUARY 11 - 19
Feast Day: February 11
AGNUS DEI Sacramental Badges and Relic Badges
listed on the "New Items" page.
Enroll yourself and your family in the Holy Masses, prayers, and devotions which will be offered during the February Novena to
Our Lady of Lourdes.
THE HOLY SEASON OF LENT
A LENTEN REMEMBRANCE
IN ALL THE HOLY MASSES,
PRAYERS, and SACRIFICES
OFFERED DURING THE
HOLY SEASON of LENT, 2024
You are invited to
enroll now -
or any time during Lent.
Please take time to enroll yourself, family members, and friends
(living / deceased)
so that all may share
in the infinite merits of the
Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
(Mass of Pope St. Pius V),
and benefit from the spiritual
blessings of the sacrifices,
daily prayers, and devotions
HOLY SEASON OF LENT
Please enroll below.
For LENT -
AGNUS DEI Sacramental Badges and
Relic Badges listed on the
"New Items" page.
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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