Sunday, 13 April 2008

Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles

(Continuing our look at Traditional Communities, we turn now to the Benedictines of Mary, also known as the Oblates of Mary, in Massachusetts.)


The Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles is a traditional monastic community of women who desire to imitate the Blessed Virgin Mary in the giving of herself to God to fulfill His Will, especially in her role of assistance by prayer and work to the Apostles, first priests of the Catholic Church.

Originally established in the diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania, the congregation now operates in that of Kansas City-St. Joseph in Missouri. The congregation is now eleven years old, and is dedicated to the imitation of Our Lady's retirement from the world in quiet seclusion, as well as her apostolic charity.

Unmarried Catholic women of sound mind and body with spiritual maturity, ages 16 through 30 may begin a correspondence with Mother Therese regarding a vocation to the religious life. She will send a series of questionnaires, and will possibly allow for the opportunity to spend at least a week's time experiencing our life of prayer and work within the enclosure.

Serious inquirers may write to:

9 comments:

M. Alexander said...

Can you tell me where the Oblates of Mary in MA are located? The pictures you have are beautiful indeed.

Thanks.

Mark said...

I think they moved from Massachusetts to Missouri sometime in the last year. I am unsure that they are still in MA; certainly, I do recall updating this post with a new contact address.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely group of women! They are seeking funds to build a new priory.

Anonymous said...

We need to keep them in our prayers.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow.............so cool

Anonymous said...

did you know that they are almost done with their priory and should be moving any time??

Anonymous said...

They have moved to their new home in Gower Mo.

Anonymous said...

They have moved into their new home in Gower Mo.

Anonymous said...

The address above (on 42nd St. in Kansas City, MO) is no longer valid. As indicated above, they have now moved to Gower, Mo. Mother Cecilia is now the Superior. All of the Benedictines of Mary radiate joy. You will not be the same after meeting them or spending time with them!