Visitation Monastery

of Minneapolis

Living the Monastic Way in the Inner City

Welcome from the Visitation Sisters of Minneapolis! The Visitation Monastery of Minneapolis was founded in 1989. Four hundred years after Saint Francis de Sales and Saint Jane de Chantal started the Sisters of the Visitation, we were inspired to express Visitation contemplative life in a new way: as a commitment to be one with those who live on the edge economically and who are often marginalized by society. 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 in return.

Friends helping pass out school supplies donated by Simon Says Give, August 2020

Neighbors taking home Easter baskets from St. Thomas Becket Church, May 2020

Caitlin Parsley making her commitment to VIP, February 2020

Carolers from St. Jane House bring holiday cheer to friends, December 2019

Sister Mary Paula prepares some tasty autumn morsels!, November 2019

Vis Companion Linda Goynes guides a child in serving at Mass, November 2019

The Visitation Cross

Vis Companions Picnic

Join the Vis Companions!

A new formation session for Vis Companions (men and women) is starting in early October. Our group gathers to study Salesian Spirituality, serve our communities, and enjoy the life that God has given us. We would for you to join us. Contact Jody Johnson at 651-426-7524 or Sister Suzanne Homeyer at 612-501-5096 for more information.

Mpls.St.Paul Magazine published a wonderful article about our way of life in November 2022:

1615 Fremont Ave N

Welcome to our new home!

1615 Fremont Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN.

Join our extended community!

We support and are supported by groups of friends and neighbors, each group catered to a different context, depending on where you are in life. Our community is blessed to include a young adult group, a volunteer program, a learning and service group, a monastic immersion program, and a religious vocations path. Where is God calling you on your faith journey?

Nuns and Nones

Nuns and Nones

We gather with young adults as they explore faith and social justice together.

Visitation Internship Program (VIP)

We mentor and sponsor young adults as they spend a year in prayer and ministry in North Minneapolis.

Monastic Immersion

We invite laywomen to experience monastic life by spending 6-12 months in our home with us.

Vis Companions

We guide lay adults who are committed to serving their communities and growing in Salesian Spirituality.

Religious Vocations

We journey with women as they discern their calling to religious life.

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