Greetings Friend of Visitation Monastery of Mineapolis far and near!
We are embarking on a special time in the history of the Visitation Monastery as the Sisters and their neighbors and friends mark the 25th year of this community!
On September 29, 1989, Sisters Mary Margaret, Karen and Mary Virginia said tearful good byes to their beloved St. Louis Visitation to come to establish, with Sr. Mary Frances, the Visitation Monastery of Minneapolis.
On October 2, 1989, Feast of the Guardian Angels, Archbishop John R. Roach commissioned the Sisters to bring the gentle, non-violent charism of their founders to this inner city community. In his words, “I am happy I am sending the angels with you!.”
There is much to celebrate and mark in the coming months of the Lord’s amazing grace, right here!
S. Mary Frances in our fall newsletter writes about the founding of the monastery:
“Directed by the Holy Spirit through the ten years of discernment that preceded this foundation, we came with no other plan than to be faithful to our monastic way of life, which is centered on prayer and community, and to welcome and listen to those who came to our door. (Jesus promised us he would be there!) By faithfully listening to our neighbors, our agenda began to gradually unfold.”
Click here to read more from the fall newsletter. Fall 2013 Newsletter