A Running of the Rose celebration Mass

The annual Running of the Silver Rose unites Knights of Columbus councils and members from across North America to bring attention to Our Lady of Guadalupe and the miracle of St. Juan Diego in Mexico. One of the Silver Roses on pilgrimage was hosted by the Handmaids of the Precious …

Handmaids of the Precious Blood mark diocesan anniversary

By Stephanie Richer A year isn’t a long period of time. But for the Handmaids of the Precious Blood, it has brought about an entirely new chapter of life. On May 6, Bishop Richard F. Stika, accompanied by fellow priests Father Jerry Daniels, Father P.J. McGinnity, and Father Hoan Dinh, …

Handmaids of the Precious Blood celebrate historic anniversary

A year isn’t a long period of time. But for the Handmaids of the Precious Blood, it has brought about an entirely new chapter of life. On May 6, Bishop Richard F. Stika, accompanied by fellow priests Father Jerry Daniels, Father PJ McGinnity, and Father Hoan Dinh, celebrated a Mass …

Sisters’ remains transferred to East Tennessee home

The deceased Handmaids of the Precious Blood will now rest at Christ Prince of Peace Retreat Center   The Handmaids of the Precious Blood, who are making their way across country from New Mexico to their new home at the Christ Prince of Peace Retreat Center in Benton, are not alone …

Diocese now home to Handmaids of the Precious Blood

Contemplative community accepts God’s call, Bishop Stika’s invitation to relocate from New Mexico The signs were unmistakable: drive-by gunfire during Easter Vigil, a coven of witches, a nudist colony, and a New Age bed-and-breakfast nearby. The monastery of Cor Jesu, home to the Handmaids of the Precious Blood, a contemplative …

He dwells among us: A gift for all of us

Cloistered nuns bear in their hearts the anxieties and sufferings of all who seek their prayerful help Who does not like receiving a gift? Some gifts continue to bring us joy long after they are received. But as nice as some of the gifts are that I have received in …