Institute on Religious Life

Vocation Profile - Handmaids of the Precious Blood

Handmaids of the Precious Blood

Rev. Mother Marietta H.P.B.
Reverend Mother Prioress
596 Callaway Ridge
New Market, TN 37820

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www.nunsforpriests.org

International?No
Professed members14
Year founded1947
Generalate/motherhouseNew Market, TN
Province/federation

(Arch)dioceses
Knoxville, TN
Mission
The Handmaids are cloistered contemplatives dedicated to the honor, praise and worship of God. By our hidden apostolate, we extend the arms of prayer and sacrifice around the world, with a special solicitude for God's priests. A Pontifical community, our love for the Church is expressed in unswerving loyalty and fidelity to the Holy Father. Eucharistic adoration is a special aspect of our ecclesial mission.
Qualifications
Good physical and mental health with sufficient emotional maturity to live a joyful monastic community life. Candidates must also be free from all canonical impediments. Basic vocal musical ability is required. U.S. citizenship and fluency in the English language required.
Formation
Candidates participate in a "Come and See" experience and an aspirancy program at the motherhouse. This is followed by a twelve-month postulancy and a two-year novitiate. Vows are renewed annually for five years before solemn vows are taken.
Age range/limit
19-40
Belated vocations?
Yes: Belated is by exception only on a case by case basis.