Sacred heart Retreat House and Visitation Monastery began in 1832 when Bishop Michael Portier invited five Visitation Sisters from Georgetown, D.C. to pioneer the formation of a convent and school for girls. Twenty-seven acres of land was deeded to them, along with a five-room cottage known as the de Angelis house. By 1834, the number of students made it necessary…

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Three best friends, a full tank, Fleetwood Mac on the play list, Monastery bound, and rainy summer day setting behind us. That is exactly how this little trip to CTCA began. However, the trip left us seeing more cancer on the CT scan and coming back for more chemo infusions. BUT. It’s going to be ok. I feel a huge…

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It’s Springtime and another week closer to Easter! I love how every plant is in full bloom and the green grass lays like fresh carpet across the lawn. It’s the perfect time to grab a picnic blanket and lay beneath the sun. I’m always usually alone, so being outside I usually spend a lot of time, meditating and catching up…

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day everyone!! When this day rolls around I always think of it as being how “Fat Tuesday” is for us down south, with the celebration of Mardi Gras. During our Lenten season we give up eating meats as a penance on Fridays. Saint Patrick’s Day is very similar to this in Ireland, except their “Fat Tuesday” is…

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As I continue into my second week of the lent season, I thought I would give you a little peek inside my adult prayer cards. This year I didn’t give up anything but with the occasional “no meat” Fridays. However, I want to do more, give more and spread a little happiness to my prayer life. For some of us,…

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