Visitation through Time

1610

The Visitation Order was founded in Annecy, France, by Sts. Francis de Sales and Jane de Chantal.

1816

The first Visitation Monastery in the United States was founded in Washington, D.C.

1978

The Leadership of the Second Federation began prayerfully discerning an urban monastic community.

1989

Sister Karen, Sister Mary Frances, Sister Mary Margaret, and Sister Mary Virginia from Visitation monasteries in St. Louis, MO, and Mendota Heights, MN, were commissioned by Archbishop John R. Roach of St. Paul and Minneapolis to found Visitation’s first urban monastic community.

1995

Sister Suzanne joined the Minneapolis Monastery.

2001

Sister Katherine joined the Minneapolis Monastery.

2018

Sister Brenda joined the Minneapolis Monastery.

2019

Sister Mary Paula joined the Minneapolis Monastery.