On May 14th, Feast of St. Matthias, the Poor Clare Nuns of Perpetual Adoration in the Diocese of Phoenix had the great joy of welcoming a new postulant to their community.
Jennifer comes from the San Francisco area, where she worked as a Park Ranger. The Poor Clares of Our Lady of Solitude Monastery were blessed to get to know her about two years ago, when she first began discerning with the community. Earlier this year Jennifer completed a three- month live-in candidacy, and the community is happy now to welcome her back as a postulant.
Postulancy denotes a preliminary period before entering the novitiate phase of the formation process.
Please keep Jennifer and all young people discerning a possible vocation to the consecrated life in your prayers!
On Quinquagesima Sunday (the last Sunday before the Lenten season begins), Most Rev. Alexander Sample, Archbishop of Portland celebrated a Pontifical Mass at the Throne in the Extraordinary Form during a Gregorian Chant Conference at the Brigittine Monastery of Our Lady of Consolation in Amity, Oregon. Several priests and deacons of the Archdiocese and from the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter assisted at the altar, in other liturgical roles and in choir.The Order of the Most Holy Savior (the “Brigittines”) was founded in 1370 by St. Bridget of Sweden, upon a direct revelation from Heaven, as an order of cloistered, contemplative monks and nuns, who follow the Rule of St. Augustine. With the vicissitudes of European history, the last Brigittine monk died in 1863. In 1976, the late Brother Benedict Kirby established a community of Brigittine monks which follows the charisms of Saint Bridget, and is now located in Oregon. Following the original pattern of monasticism, the monks do not ordinarily receive Holy Orders. The Priory has a special devotion toward the Sacred Liturgy, the Passion of Christ, the Eucharist, the Blessed Virgin Mary, the papacy, and praying for the souls in Purgatory and for the unity of Christians. The entire Liturgy of the Hours is sung. The community attempts to be self supporting through the manufacturing of gourmet confections. Each person feels the responsibility to contribute in whatever talents he has to offer or in the work to which he is assigned. Work is done at the monastery and we do not engage in types of work that may not be done within the enclosure. For more information visit here.