Thursday, January 18, 2007

Community of Mother of Perpetual Help Monastery

The Redemptoristines of Esopus, New York live a life of charity in community according to the Constitution and Statutes of the Order of the Most Holy Redeemer. As contemplative nuns our lives are centered on prayer, both communal and private. To ensure this focus we do all that we can to cultivate an atmosphere of silence and the opportunity for solitude. Our charism or spiritual philosophy is inspired by our foundress, Maria Celeste Crostarosa. Her mystical experiences revealed Jesus' desire for us to become his "living memories", expressing the love of our Redeemer in every aspect of our lives. We are to be living witnesses of the Paschal Mystery in our time and in the real world. By our lives in community; our solemn vows of poverty, chastity and obedience; the manner in which we pray, work, recreate, and make decisions together we seek to carry out the request of Jesus to "Tell them I am pure love."

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