Contact

Sr. Scholastica Radel O.S.B.
Novice Mistress
8005 NW 316th Street
Gower, MO 64454

www.benedictinesofmary.org
2006
Year Founded
43
Members
18-50
Age Range
Autonomous
Generalate

Dioceses

Kansas City-St. Joseph, MO Springfield-Cape Girardeau, MO

Mission

The Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles is a traditional monastic community of women following the Rule of St. Benedict 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. Please visit here for more videos!: https://benedictinesofmary.org/node/1960

Qualifications

Unmarried practicing Catholic women with no impediments described in the Code of Canon Law.

Formation

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 three year period). Final Vows (ongoing formation, ever-studying in “the School of the Lord’s Service” (RB)).

Belated Vocations

Belated vocations are not considered at present.

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