Welcome Sr. Brenda!

Join us in welcoming Brenda Lisenby formally into the Novitiate! (This is a period of 2 years of more intense study of the vowed life in the Order of the Visitation). Click to see photos taken Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at a private morning ceremony. Brenda received the following gifts: a Read more…

On Monastic Immersion Experience

From our Winter 2015 Newsletter… by Brenda Lisenby, MIE Participant “It has been exciting to experience this commitment to prayer and presence in fresh ways as I am immersed in the daily life of the Visitation Monastery in north Minneapolis.” – Brenda Lisenby Immersion in the daily life and mission Read more…

Our Ever-Expanding Community!

From our Fall Newsletter: Over four hundred years ago St. Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor of the Church and Founder with St. Jane de Chantal of the Order of the Visitation, wrote The Introduction to the Devout Life, a classic which has never been out of print over these Read more…

Marsha’s Musings….Insights to Monastic Life

The following post by Marsha West, Monastic Immersion Participant, was excerpted from her blog, “Marsha’s Musings.” Click here to read this in its entirety and see her photo documentation of life at Visitation Monastery north Minneapolis. Saturday morning in the neighborhood-North Minneapolis August, 2012 Visitation Monastery follows a regular schedule: Read more…

Update: News from the Northside*

by Sr. Mary Frances Reis, VHM “As we settle into a time of transition from a full and fruitful year to a season of planning and “planting” for the coming year, we are grateful for our Visitation way which calls us to live in the PRESENT MOMENT and to treasure the Read more…

WE’RE ENGAGED!

by Sr. Suzanne Homeyer, VHM “We’re engaged!!”  was the Facebook message from a friend of mine in Mexico. Announcing this to the world through the social media? Why not? Of course! Being engaged to someone or with something should be out there for all to see. Commitment is nothing to Read more…