Sister Adorers of the Precious Blood

sister_adorersThe Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood were founded in St. Hyacinthe, Québec, in l861 at a time when there were no contemplative communities in Canada. Catherine Aurelia Caouette, the Foundress, was a young woman with an exceptional understanding and appreciation of the Precious Blood of Jesus given for the salvation of all people. She founded a Community called to live and share this devotion. The heart of her spirituality is “to be a sign of the boundless love with which Jesus shed His Blood to redeem the world. The foundation of the Congregation and its essential spirit is LOVE, a love which is expressed through a life of prayer lived in community for the service of the Church”.

Our vocation is to be united with Jesus in adoration of the Father and in offering ourselves on behalf of the whole human family in reparation, intercession, praise and thanksgiving. Ours is a ministry of prayer within contemplative community life. The Eucharist and the Liturgy of the Hours are celebrated daily in Community.

In Canada we have monasteries in the Dioceses of Hamilton, London, Regina and Calgary. We have 49 professed religious and five young women in our Formation House in London. In addition there are four American monasteries, two in Japan and one in St. Hyacinthe, Québec.

At the time of its foundation each Monastery is given a name. Our Foundation Day in Hamilton was May 14th, 1946. As the world was still suffering from the World War II years, our foundation was given the name “Our Lady Queen of Peace”. Prayer for peace is part of our daily life.

At our Hamilton Monastery Altar Breads (Communion hosts) are produced and supplied to other monasteries for distribution throughout Canada. Our monastery, which accommodates 24 Sisters, includes a health care facility which serves our entire Congregation.

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