Welcome to .....
Blessed Sacrament Monastery
We are a Monastic Contemplative order, founded in 1639 by Father. Anthony Lequieu, O.P., specifically for continuous worship of Jesus in the Eucharist. The official title of our Order is the Religious of the Blessed Sacrament and of Our Lady. We are also known as the Sacramentine Nuns.
We are called by God to love, praise and adore Him, not only for ourselves, but especially for those who, for whatever reason, cannot, will not, or simply do not do so. Our whole life life is centered around Eucharistic worship. The daily celebration of the Eucharistic Liturgy, the adoration of Jesus in the Eucharist, the praying together of the Liturgy of the Hours (Divine Office), our private prayer and meditation, spiritual reading and study, are all the ways we strive daily to be united to our Eucharistic Lord.
A candidate for our life should have a strong desire to give herself entirely to Jesus and His Holy Mother in a life of love and adoration within community. Entrance into the Monastery is preceded by a period of inquiry and a period of a live-in experience. We look for good health, both physical and emotional, (a medical report and psychological testing is required), and a good sense of humor. Also required is a high school education or its equivalent, with either further studies, work experience, or some form of committed endeavor.
There is a postulancy of one year, noviceship for two years, followed by temporary profession of the Vows for three years. After the three years of temporary profession, the candidate takes Final Perpetual Vows.