Vocation Profile - Visitation Monastery of Snellville

Visitation Monastery of Snellville

Sr. Mary Jane Frances Williams V.H.M.
Vocation Contact
2055 Ridgedale Dr
Snellville, GA 30078

770-972-1060

International?Yes
Professed members11
Year founded1610
Generalate/motherhouseAutonomous
Province/federationAutonomous

(Arch)dioceses
Atlanta, GA
International
Yes
Mission
The foundress of this order of cloistered sisters, St. Jane de Chantal, said that their mission is to live a life of perfect obedience in imitation of Jesus Christ and His Blessed Mother. The order, by design of St. Francis de Sales, has always opened its doors to women who were older, to widows and to those with physical impairments.
Qualifications
Those women may be received who have decided, by an authentic call from God, to apply themselves to the perfection of divine love and who have the requisite physical and moral qualities and are disposed to live in humility, obedience, simplicity, gentleness and self-surrender. No particular educational level is required, though literacy is assumed.
Formation
Formation consists of postulancy, novitiate, temporary profession, and then permanent profession. This is rounded out by daily reading, study, instructions and, mainly, living the life as a Visitation sister.
Age range/limit
18+
Belated vocations?
Yes: The founder set no age limit for admission.

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