Sharing the Peace

by Sister Karen Mohan on September 21, 2019 On September 21, while the rest of my community was in retreat, I had the opportunity to participate in the WALK FOR PLANET PEACE, a march sponsored by the Twin Cities Nonviolent Committee as part of the 2nd Annual “10 Days Free Read more…

A Greener Monastery

by Anna Dourgarian on April 30, 2019 “God created us to be stewards, not rulers, over the environment. What does it mean to be a steward?” -Sister Brenda Lisenby   “Let’s go all organic,” said Sister Mary Frances to the Sisters. The Visitation Sisters were hosting an appreciation brunch for Read more…

Welcome Sister Mary Paula!

by Sister Katherine Mullin, VHM As you may know, this January our Visitation Monastery of Mendota Heights, MN, closed, and the three remaining Sisters took up residence in other places. After 68 years as a Visitation Sister in the St. Paul Visitation Monastery, Sister Mary Paula McCarthy requested to join Read more…

Jim Lee’s Christmas Trees

by Dave Nimmer*, Guest Blogger It’s not likely that Jim Lee will be forgotten by the Visitation Sisters in the life of their Minneapolis monastery, not as long as they celebrate Christmas. Lee and his family have been part of their Christmas tradition for 20 years, and his men’s Cursillo Read more…

The Pearson Partners

by Dave Nimmer,* Guest Blogger Since the Sisters first opened the door of the Visitation Monastery of North Minneapolis, no one has had a more persistent and consistent presence in their lives than Maryann and Jeff Pearson. In three decades, they’ve given freely of their time, talent, and treasure. They’ve Read more…