Our Name

Our name takes its inspiration from the mystery of the Incarnation in which by the will of the Father and by the power of the Holy Spirit, the sacred body of our Lord Jesus Christ was formed of the flesh of the Virgin Mary.  She is the first Trinitarian, "the Sanctuary of the Divinity, the Throne, the City, and the World of God."  ~St. Luis de Montfort

We respond to the invitation of our Heavenly Father and embrace Him in filial love by accepting with docility his plan of salvation. With childlike trust in his paternal protection, we abandon ourselves to his merciful designs saying like Our Blessed Mother, "Behold, the handmaid of the Lord, be it done unto me according to thy word."

We desire to conform ourselves to the Son, who from his Incarnation, to his death on the cross, to his humble oblation in the Eucharist, was obedient to the will of the Father for the salvation of the world.

Guided by the Holy Spirit in a continual journey of purification, we desire to be transformed in the person of Christ.

A Monastic Congregation

 The monasteries of our Institute are not autonomous but inter-dependent in nature and form part of a monastic congregation with a centralized government under the leadership of our prioress general.  Likewise, sisters may be transferred from one monastery to another according to the needs of the Congregation.

Contemplatives for the Third Millennium

In response to the needs of the Church in the Third Millennium, we are called to give contemplative witness to the men and women of today by allowing ourselves to be visible, reachable and available to those searching for God. We engage in monastic apostolates within the grounds of our monasteries that are compatible with and stem from our primordial occupation of prayer.  We welcome people from all walks of life whose spiritual and material needs bring them to our monasteries. We would be unable to accommodate all those who come to us if it were not for the generous and unselfish support and services of the many lay volunteers who assist us.

Eucharistic Centers

For us, the monastery is not merely the residence of our contemplative communities but a Eucharistic Center at the service of the local church. At our monasteries, Jesus in the Eucharist is the center of life.  Through periods of Eucharistic Adoration and contact with the monastic community, the laity learn spiritual values that are necessary for growth in holiness.  This contemplative attitude is a motivation to perform works of charity  and many choose to volunteer by supporting our monastic apostolates with the poor.