Adoration for Religious

“If you are looking for vocations, as a community have adoration often every day if possible. Once the Missionaries of Charity started daily adoration, their vocations doubled. I know I would not be able to work one week if it were not for that continual force coming from Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament (during my Holy Hour of Adoration). To be alone with Jesus in adoration and intimate union with Him is the Greatest Gift of Love – the tender love of Our Father in Heaven.” – St. Teresa of Calcutta

Above photo: Poor Clare Collettines of Roswell, NM

Most growing congregations have at least one hour of daily Eucharistic Adoration.

The Apostolic Constitution, Vultum Dei Quaerere of June 29, 2016 mandates:  “Conclusions and Regulations … Art.6 §1. Each monastery, in elaborating its plan of community and fraternal life, in addition to carefully preparing its eucharistic celebrations, is to set aside appropriate times for eucharistic adoration, also inviting the faithful of the local Church to take part.”

We are happy to assist any religious community in having Adoration or fulfilling this mandate.

We encourage religious to make a daily hour of adoration and to have exposition of the Blessed Sacrament as much as possible.

Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen proposed a daily continuous Holy Hour in the Presence of the Blessed Sacrament for all religious.  We need “psychological continuity of prayer” to ward off the octopus of distractions from the world.

Congregations that are faithful to the authentic teachings of the Church, with a full habit and community life, and Eucharistic adoration are growing!    “The rise of radical nuns” – https://nationalpost.com/feature/rise-of-the-radical-nuns

The Fourth Sunday of Easter  in the Latin rite, widely known as “Good Shepherd Sunday”, is the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. The purpose of this day is to publicly fulfill the Lord’s instruction to, “Pray to the Lord of the harvest to send labourers into his harvest” (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2). Please pray that young men and women hear and respond generously to the Lord’s call to the priesthood, diaconate, religious life, societies of apostolic life or secular institutes. Eucharistic adoration increases and blesses vocations!

This Vocations Ministry website lists French-speaking religious congregations in Canada  – https://www.carrefourintervocationnel.ca/fr/communautes-religieuses

For A General List of Men and Women’s Religious Orders And Specific Orders That Have Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration (most of these orders are in the USA.

  • Institute on Religious Life – An Apostolate started by Fr. John A. Hardon, S. J. – “Since 1974, the IRL has been a collaborative effort of Catholic bishops, priests, religious and laity to foster and strengthen vocations to the consecrated life. All members of the Church can participate in the IRL’s mission. As Pope John Paul the Great wrote, every Christian is responsible for the consecrated life, and for supporting vocations.”

Below is mostly a list of some of the growing congregations, some of which are located in Canada.   Some are in alphabetical order and there is an additional list at the end of this page. If your religious community has daily or frequent Eucharistic adoration and is faithful to the authentic teachings of Christ and His Church, you are welcome to let us know.  If you have times that are open to the public,  they can be added to the Real Presence Directory of adoration sites across Canada and in the USA.

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Enjoy listening to Benedictine Monks of Westminster Abbey in Canada Chant while reading this page:

Cloistered Life – Benedictineshttps://cloisteredlife.com/benedictines/

“The Benedictine Order is the oldest religious order in the Western Church, having been founded in the early 6th Century by St. Benedict. St. Benedict’s ‘little rule for beginners,’ as he calls it, has lasted for over 1500 years because of his flexibility and insight into human nature.

Benedictine Nuns Investiture:

Nuns: https://cloisteredlife.com/directory

The Abbey of Regina Laudis, founded in 1947 in Bethlehem, Connecticut, U.S.A., is a community of contemplative Benedictine women dedicated to the praise of God through prayer and work.

Cloistered Life search for women

https://aleteia.org/2018/05/02/133-years-of-perpetual-adoration/#.XlbAZSi2XWE.email

 

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Carmelites with daily Eucharistic Adoration in Canada:

  • Beautiful monastery with authentic Sisters and full habit located in Zephyr:

Daughters of St. Paul (the active branch of the Pauline Family, the Sister Disciples of the Divine Master are contemplative branch):

Daughters of Mary – Mother of Israel’s Hope (Mother Miriam is the Foundress)

Dominicans:

Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration and their Franciscan friars of the Eternal Word established Eternal Word Television Network:

Homilies from the monastery of the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration PCPA in Alabama:

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Freres and Soeurs de Jerusalem:

Handmaids of the Precious Blood

Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters:

  •  Affectionately known as the “Pink Sisters” because of their rose coloured habit representing joy.
  • Their monastic convents enjoy perpetual Eucharistic adoration worldwide:

Institute of the Incarnate Word in Ontario Canada

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Maronites 

Madonna House Apostolate:

“The Madonna House Apostolate is a family of Christian lay men, women, and priests, striving to incarnate the teachings of Jesus Christ by forming a community of love.  We are an ‘Association of the Faithful’ within the Roman Catholic Church, under the bishop of the Diocese of Pembroke.”

Their main house and training centre in Combermere Ontario offers exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 6/7 days of the week for members and visiting live-in guests. There is a daily sign-up sheet for the hours of 9am until 5pm or 8pm.  They offer both the Roman rite Mass and the Byzantine rite Divine Liturgy.

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Missionaries of Our Mother of the Eucharist in Mississippi:

https://invisiblemonastery.com/prayers/holy-hour-for-vocations/

Missionaries of the Most Holy Eucharist:

  •  A public clerical association that have daily holy hours of exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and start perpetual adoration in parishes in Canada and worldwide.  We have referred parishes to them. Here is a list with Spiritual Reading links and information about Vocations.

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Norbertines:

Oblates of Mary Immaculate OMI:

Some religious priests work in parishes that host perpetual adoration:

 

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Les Recluses Missionaires:

Monastery. The Catholic community under the French name of Les Recluses Missionnaires was founded in 1943, in Alberta, Canada. The community offers its members a monastic way of life with perpetual adoration of the Eucharist and an accent on silence and solitude following the example of Jeanne LeBer, a recluse who lived in the early days of Montreal.

Perpetual Adoration Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament (and there are Monks):

The Pious Union Of Secular Adorers (Excerpted from Manual of the Pious Union of Secular Adorers by The Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, San Francisco, CA). What is the Pious Union? The “Pious Union” of Secular Adorers is an association which, according to numbers 301 and 303 of the new Canon Law, belongs to the group of private associations classified as the so-called “third orders” or “pious …

Pius Disciples of the Divine Master (contemplative sisters related to the Pauline Family – Daughters of St. Paul)

Poor Clares:

Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration PCPA:

  • If the convent you are interested in is located in a different country than your own, as part of your search, you will need to ask them if they accept candidates from your country.
  • https://olamnuns.com/
The Poor Clare Nuns of Perpetual Adoration (P.C.P.A.) at Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Hanceville, Alabama are cloistered, contemplative nuns, dedicated to perpetual adoration of Our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
http://www.cgwosthemovie.com “Cloistered: God’s Women of Steel” is a documentary about the Sisters behind Mother Angelica, the founder of the EWTN Catholic Television network. These amazing Nuns belong to the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration (P.C.P.A.) religious order and they live at The Our Lady of the Angels Monastery, a cloistered …
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Cloistered: God’s Women of Steel is a documentary about the Poor Clare Nuns at The Our Lady of the Angel Monastery, a cloistered community in Hanceville, Alabama. They offer adoration to God and prayers for the souls of the world 24/7/365. Meet these amazing women and hear their uplifting stories of soul-searching, prayer and joy and their …
Meet The Nuns at The. Our Lady of the Angels Monastery. © 2011 NCI, Inc., All Rights Reserved. PLAY SLIDESHOW CLOISTERED TM

 

Poor Clare Colletines PCC also have perpetual Eucharistic adoration: 

  • Mother Mary Francis pcc wrote excellent book about contemplative life including “A Right to Be Merry”.  May take Canadians and Mother Mary Francis said they could consider starting a foundation in Canada upon invitation to his diocese from a Canadian Bishop:  http://poorclares-roswell.org
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Reflections on the Beautiful by our Roswell community. Compiled and presented by our novitiate sisters. What is Beauty? We would like to share with you in this brief video a glimpse into the beauty of our Poor Clare life. Filmed entirely on-site in our Roswell monastic home by our novitiate sisters, this compilation of our reflections of beauty …
Beauty in our Poor Clare Life Reflections on the Beautiful by our Roswell community Compiled and presented by our novitiate sisters “What is beauty?” and “In our life, what strikes you as beautiful?”

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Servants of Jesus and Mary: 

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Servantes du Très Saint Sacrement au Canada:  http://www.uqac.ca/servtss/Mission.htm

Sisters of Life

 

Visitation Nuns:

Companions of the Cross, a Society of Apostolic life, have adoration and promote it:

The full text of St. Mother Teresa’s urgent appeal for Eucharistic Adoration is here:

“Every Holy Hour we make so pleases the Heart of Jesus that it will be recorded in Heaven and retold for all eternity. It opens up the floodgates of God’s merciful Love upon the world. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is the best time you will spend on earth. It will make your soul everlastingly more glorious and beautiful in Heaven.

“A Holy Hour of adoration helps bring everlasting peace to your soul and in your family. It brings us personal peace and strength. It brings us a greater love for Jesus, for each other, and for the poor. Every holy hour deepens our union with Him and bears much fruit. Nowhere on earth are we more welcomed or loved than by Jesus in Eucharist.

“When you look at the crucifix, you understand how much Jesus loved you. When you look at the Sacred Host you understand how much Jesus loves you now. This is why we need Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration in every Parish throughout the entire World. What will convert America and save the world? My answer is prayer. What we need is for every parish to come before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament in Holy Hours of prayer.

“On the Cross Jesus said ‘I thirst’. From the Blessed Sacrament Jesus continues to say to each of us ‘I thirst’. He thirsts for our personal love, our intimacy, our union with Him in the Blessed Sacrament. When the Sisters are exhausted, up to their eyes in work; when all seems to go awry, they spend an hour in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. This practice has never failed to bear fruit: they experience peace and strength.

“If you are looking for vocations, as a community have adoration often every day if possible. Once the Missionaries of Charity started daily adoration, their vocations doubled. I know I would not be able to work one week if it were not for that continual force coming from Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament (during my Holy Hour of Adoration). To be alone with Jesus in adoration and intimate union with Him is the Greatest Gift of Love – the tender love of Our Father in Heaven.

“Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration offers to our people the opportunity to join those in religious life to pray for the salvation of the world, souls everywhere and peace on earth. We cannot underestimate the power of prayer and the difference it will make in our world. Jesus has made Himself the Bread of Life to give us life. Night and day, He is there.

“If you really want to grow in love, come back to the Eucharist, come back to that Adoration. Our hours of adoration will be special hours of reparation for sins, and intercession for the needs of the whole world, exposing the sin-sick and suffering humanity to the healing, sustaining and transforming rays of Jesus, radiating from the Eucharist.

“Each one of us is a co-worker of Christ – we must labor hard to carry Him to the hearts where He has not yet been known and loved…But, unless we have Jesus, we cannot give Him; that is why we need the Eucharist. Spend as much time as possible in front of the Blessed Sacrament and He will fill you with His strength and His power.

“Perpetual adoration is the most beautiful thing you could ever think of doing. People are hungry for God. Imagine for a moment that we are living in Jesus’ time and He has invited us to visit with Him and spend some quiet time getting to know Him better. Being aware who He was, we would be humbled and honored by such an invitation. The good news is that Jesus is here with us TODAY – body, blood, soul and divinity – in the Holy Eucharist. Although Jesus comes to us under the appearance of bread and wine, His presence is as real to us NOW as He was flesh-and-blood-real to His disciples when he walked this earth. He can perform miracles, heal us, teach us, and love us.

“We can talk to Him and He can speak to us through His Word and through the Holy Spirit who lives in us through our baptism and confirmation. Jesus has made Himself the Bread of Life to give us life. Night and day, He is there.

“If you really want to grow in love, come back to the Eucharist, come back to that Adoration.”

St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Some other religious orders in Canada, though all may not offer exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: http://vocations.ca/

Directory of Monasteries of Cloistered Nuns: https://cloisteredlife.com/directory

The Abbey of Regina Laudis, founded in 1947 in Bethlehem, Connecticut, U.S.A., is a community of contemplative Benedictine women dedicated to the praise of God through prayer and work.

Religious Vocation Discernment:

The Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration share a few tips for how to discern a religious calling.

http://www.saintcd.com/eucharistic-adoration-encourages-vocations/

More French-speaking communities – Plus de communautés francophones :

List taken from Una Voce Canada (Vancouver Latin Mass Society) website:

Communities for Women

Communities for Men