Vocation Profile - Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles
Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles
Kansas City-St. Joseph, MO
The Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles is a traditional monastic community of women who desire to imitate the Blessed Virgin Mary in the giving of herself to God to fulfill His Will, especially in her role of assistance by prayer and work to the Apostles, first priests of the Catholic Church. Society in these latter days is in obvious dire need of re-evangelization and sanctification through the ministry in particular of the sacred priesthood of the Roman Catholic Church. Although times have changed, the divine mission committed to the first Apostles, as well as the needs of those to whom they were sent, have not. It is our community’s ideal to imitate Our Lady's retirement from the world in quiet seclusion, as well as her apostolic charity. Consecrated entirely to her and filled with her spirit, which is none other than the Holy Spirit of God, the sisters aspire to be, to the successors of the Apostles in our times, what she was to the Apostles in the beginning: behind-the-scenes encouragement, assistance and support.
Unmarried practicing Catholic women with no impediments described in the Code of Canon Law.
Aspirancy (correspondence/visits of at least one week) Candidacy (one to two months). Postulancy (nine months to one year, depending on the individual). Novitiate (two years). Temporary vows (First Vows, for five year period). Final Vows (ongoing formation, ever-studying in “the School of the Lord’s Service” (RB)).