Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters (Pink Sisters)
The Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters were founded on Dec. 8, 1896 in Steyl, Holland by St. Arnold Janssen and his faithful collaborator, Mother Mary Michael. Mother Mary Michael's first foundation was in Philadelphia, PA in 1915. God blessed the new foundation abundantly, and soon American candidates were applying for admission. As the Congregation continued to grow, Mother Mary Michael founded convents in the Philippines, Germany, and the Netherlands. She was also looking to make a second foundation in the United States. At this time, the Lord also awakened in the heart of Mrs. Theresa Kulage, a wealthy St. Louis widow, the desire to establish a convent of perpetual adoration in her native city. Mrs. Kulage learned of the Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters through the Society of the Divine Word and traveled to Philadelphia to meet the Sisters personally. She approached Archbishop John Glennon and offered to found an adoration convent in St. Louis. In October of 1924, Archbishop Glennon wrote to the superior in Philadelphia inviting the Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters into his diocese.
The Mount Grace Chapel is open daily from 5:30am until 6:25pm for Prayers, 7am Mass, and Eucharistic Adoration.
All are also invited to the annual Novena of Masses and Family Consecration to the Sacred Heart, held in June.
1438 East Warne Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63107
The foundation of Passionist Nuns in the Archdiocese of St. Louis dates to February 1948. As cloistered contemplatives dedicated to the Passion of Jesus Christ, the nuns lead lives of prayer, silence and sacrifice centered on the Mass, the Liturgy of the Hours, intercession for the Church and all mankind, and the preparation of altar breads for numerous parishes.
Poor Clare Nuns
In 1212, foundress St. Clare left her home in Italy to follow in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi. She was clothed in a poor habit as a sign of her consecration to God. Several others joined her at the Church of San Damiano, just outside of Assisi, and began what was called the Poor Ladies. After St. Clare’s death in 1253, the community became known as the Poor Clares or Nuns of the Order of St. Clare.
The Poor Clare Nuns’ mission is to live the Gospel in total poverty, through a life of prayer and penance. They do so through daily prayer, readings, communing with God and silent meditation. Living in community is another critical aspect of the sisters’ charism. They share responsibilities for the upkeep of the monastery. The order in St. Louis have a specialty of making altar breads for use in the Holy Mass. They have had a presence in the Archdiocese of St. Louis since 1959.
All are invited to pray in the Monastery of Saint Clare of the Immaculate Conception Chapel during the day.
All are welcome to attend the annual Novena, held in August, ending with the August 11 Feast Day of St. Clare of Assisi.
200 Marycrest Drive, St. Louis, MO 63129