The Sisters (Praying for Prayer Requests)
In 1863, during the Civil War, the Carmelites came to St. Louis from Baltimore, Md. Since that time, they have lived lives of prayer and penance following the tradition of St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross.
The Nuns of the Carmel of St. Joseph pray the Liturgy of the Hours as a community and live a life of continual prayer in imitation of Christ's hidden life at Nazareth and in solitary places. Some of the prayer is before the Blessed Sacrament, which is exposed daily both in the Nuns' Chapel and in the public Chapel.
For more information about the Carmelites, write or fax the Mother Prioress at The Carmel of St. Joseph, 9150 Clayton Road, St. Louis MO 63124; fax 314.993.5039.
Contemplative Sisters of the Good Shepherd
Established as a contemplative community within the Congregation of the Good Shepherd, the Contemplative Sisters of the Good Shepherd are called to live in union with Jesus, the Good Shepherd, and to continue his redemptive mission in the Church. Prayer is of the very essence of their vocation. They pray for their apostolic sisters engaged in the ministry of reconciliation, for the Church and for the entire world. Zeal for souls is the special gift bequeathed to them by their foundress.
The sisters pray the Liturgy of the Hours five times a day. They make altar breads and sew vestments to support themselves. They have been in St. Louis since 1859.
For more information about the Contemplative Sisters of the Good Shepherd, please contact them at 2711 Mullanphy Lane, Florissant MO 63031; phone 314.837.1719; e-mail: email@example.com.
Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters
In St. Louis since 1928, the Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters devote themselves to perpetual adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, serving the Church's missionary activity through prayer and devotion. Evangelization and the sanctification of priests are the special thrust of their life of total commitment and prayer, which includes the singing of the Liturgy of the Hours in choir.
For more information about the Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters, please contact Sister Mary Gemma Robinson, Mount Grace Convent, 1438 E. Warne Ave., St. Louis MO 63107; phone 314.381.5686 or visit www.mountgraceconvent.org.
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.
For more information about the Passionist Nuns, write Mother Superior, Passionist Nuns Monastery, 15700 Clayton Road, Ellisville MO 63011-2300.
Poor Clare Nuns (St. Louis)
Following Christ in the spirit of St. Clare of Assisi, the Poor Clare Nuns embrace a life of evangelical poverty and intercede for the whole world through their prayers, both the Liturgy of the Hours and in private. They have had a presence in the Archdiocese of St. Louis since 1959. A special work of theirs is baking altar breads.
For more information about the Poor Clare Nuns, please contact Mother Mary Leo Hoffmann, O.S.C., Monastery of St. Clare, 200 Marycrest Drive, St. Louis MO 63129-4813; phone 314.846.2618.
Poor Clare Nuns (Belleville, IL)
The Poor Clare Monastery of Our Lady of Mercy was founded in the neighboring Diocese of Belleville, Ill., in June 1986. In the spirit of St. Clare of Assisi, the sisters live an enclosed community life of contemplative prayer and simple manual labor, rooted in the Gospel, centered on Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, and enriched by daily participation in the Mass and the Liturgy of the Hours.
For more information about the Poor Clares in Belleville, write Mother M. Therese at the Monastery of Our Lady of Mercy, 300 North 60th Street, Belleville, Illinois 62223-3927. You can also visit the Nuns at www.poorclares-belleville.info.
Arriving in Liguori, Mo., in 1960, the Redemptoristine Nuns have followed the redeeming Christ in the local Church through a life of prayer and sacrifice. Their main apostolate is prayer. For remunerative work, they sew ceremonial robes for the Knights and Ladies of the Holy Sepulchre, sew habits for Redemptorists, and update the mailing lists for Liguori Publications.
For more information, please contact Vocation Directress, Redemptoristine Nuns, 200 Liguori, Liguori MO 63057; phone 636.464.1093. You can visit the Redemptoristine Nuns at http://www.redemptoristinenuns.org/ or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Visitation Community, serving in the Archdiocese of St. Louis since 1833, blends a contemplative and apostolic way of living, in the spirit of St. Francis de Sales and St. Jane de Chantal. Sisters pray the Liturgy of the Hours four times a day and share in the community's work, which includes teaching at Visitation Academy.
For more information, please contact Sister Catherine Brady, V.H.M., Monastery of the Visitation, 3020 N. Ballas Road, St. Louis MO 63131-2316; phone 314.432.5353 or 314. 432.1409, ext. 3719 or e-mail email@example.com.