Neighbors help Sister Katherine with the garden, June 2019
Sister Karen and Samantha (and baby!) re-enact the Visitation of Mary and Elizabeth at the Women's Retreat, May 2019
Neighborhood kids meet the cast of The Little Mermaid at Visitation High School, May 2019
Sister Brenda makes angels out of snow storms, April 2019
Sister Katherine and volunteers deliver Easter baskets, April 2019
Sisters and volunteers deliver turkey dinners, November 2018
Neighborhood kids dance at National Night Out, August 2018
Neighborhood kids at Catholic Youth Camp, June 2018
Vis Companions gather for study, Jan 2018
The Visitation Cross
Welcome from the Visitation Sisters of Minneapolis!
We are present in inner city North Minneapolis to “Live Jesus” by being part of this multicultural community—to share prayer, hope and God’s blessings with the people in our neighborhood and to receive their blessedness. These, our friends, are drawn into a circle of faith that brings us all to a clearer vision of the face of God.
The Visitation Monastery of Minneapolis was founded in 1989. We conceived the Monastery in prayer and discernment as a desire to express Visitation contemplative life in a new way—a commitment to be one with those who live on the edge economically, and who are often marginalized by society.
Our urban monastery is a unique expression of monasticism and is part of the worldwide Order of the Visitation Sisters of Holy Mary, founded by St. Francis de Sales and St. Jane de Chantal in Annecy, France, in the year 1610.
May you find life, the steady, persistent pulse of the Holy Spirit, within you as you learn about us. It is that “heartbeat of the Spirit” that will help you live the motto of all Visitation Sisters: Live Jesus!
Engage with us! The Sisters support an extended community of five groups. The groups serve different purposes, such as studying Salesian Spirituality (Vis Companions), advocating for social justice (Vis Young Adults, Internship Program), and exploring religious vocations (Monastic Immersion, Vowed Religious Vocations). If you are interested in becoming more involved with the Sisters, click on the groups below to learn more.