Sister Katherine shows a child how to garden, July 2018

Neighborhood kids at Catholic Youth Camp, June 2018

Women's Retreat, May 2018

Sister Brenda's First Profession of Vows - May 2018

Vis seniors throw a graduation party for North High students with special needs - May 2018

Spring cleanup, May 2018

Celebrating Sr. Mary Margaret's 90th, April 2018

St. Thomas Becket Easter Basket Dropoff, March 2018

Vis Companions help organize Easter basket dropoff, March 2018

Sister Suzanne celebrates Ash Wednesday and Valentine's Day, Feb 2018

Sisters Brenda and Karen prepare the altar for Holy Thursday Mass, March 2018

Vis Companions gather for study, Jan 2018

Can you hear us singing?

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.

“We are companions given to one another as helpers in doing God’s work.”–St. Jane de Chantal