The Visitation Order was founded in Annecy, France, by Sts. Francis de Sales and Jane de Chantal.
The first Visitation Monastery in the United States was founded in Washington, D.C.
The Leadership of the Second Federation began prayerfully discerning a way to live the Visitation charism among the most vulnerable.
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 an urban monastic community in the inner city of Minneapolis.
Sister Suzanne joined the Minneapolis Monastery.
Sister Katherine joined the Minneapolis Monastery.
Sister Brenda joined the Minneapolis Monastery.
Sister Mary Paula joined the Minneapolis Monastery.