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November 2012

New Website for Ven. Sr. Mary Martha Chambon

The devotion to Our Lord’s Holy Wounds received new impetus under the guise of a humble lay Sister of the Visitation, Sister Mary Martha Chambon, of the Visitation Monastery, then of Chambery, France. Over a century later, this devotion continues to draw the faithful. Thus a new organization was established recently in the Visitation Monastery […]

Faith—the Dawn of Devotion

St. Francis de Sales uses earthly images to describe the faith process that leads to an ever growing love of God. Certainly, faith leads to a growing love of God and love of God increases our devotion. That devotion can be expressed in many ways, as “devotions”; ie,  verbal or vocal prayers, or as an intense […]

Feast of the Presentation and Vows

St. Jane de Chantal, the Foundress of the Visitation Order, gave an exhortation in 1629 about the Sisters’ disposition in renewing their vows on the Feast of the Presentation on November 21st. She encouraged, ” Look again at the recompense which follows the observance of these vows; the eternal glory of Paradise, the company of […]