Sister Catherine Aurelia
Mother Aurelia
The Community of the Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood is a contemplative community of Pontifical right founded in 1861 by Catherine Aurelia Caouette in St. Hyacinth, Canada. Today there are 19 monasteries of the Precious Blood. Six of these are autonomous houses joined together in the American Federation; four belong to the French Generalate of Canada and seven belong to the English Generalate of Canada. Two independent monasteries are located in Japan.
Devoted to a life of contemplation, the mottoes of the community are: "Adoration, Reparation and Suffering" and "Fidelity, Constancy and Generosity" The sisters' life of prayer is a true living of the gospel and it is in every way apostolic. Directing all their energy toward a deepening of their relationship with God, their life together in community witnesses to the Presence of God here on earth. The Catholic Church depends upon contemplative communities and on their intercession for the needs of the world.
The community observes Constitutional Enclosure with limits on the cloister defined in the community's Constitutions. The Sisters are permitted to leave the enclosure for genuine spiritual and physical needs. This includes a yearly home visit.
Far or near, you are forever remembered in our prayers! We would love to share our spirituality with you or answer any questions you may have about our community. May the Precious Blood of Jesus be the source of all your Joy in a world searching for happiness!
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