Today January 29th 2018 was the foundation of the Visitation in Mobile order in 1610; the community in Mobile was founded on the feast of St. Francis De Sales in 1833, 185 years ago. The visitation order was founded in Fance by St. Fancis De Sales and St. Jane De Chantal.  It is a cloistered order committed to prayer and…

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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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This cozy little monastery is a beautiful and peaceful sanctuary down town Mobile, AL. The story of how we came to know this place is a rather lovely one, and is thanks to one grandmother who was thinking of joining the convent. Becoming a nun was always a dream of hers. She grew up a cradle Catholic and as a…

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