About The Monastery of the Infant Jesus in Lufkin, Texas:
The first Dominican nuns came to Lufkin at the invitation of the Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, who had jurisdiction over Lufkin at that time. Their foundresses left their home, the Monastery of the Blessed Sacrament in Detroit, Michigan (now Farmington Hills, MI) and arrived in Texas on July 26, 1945. They moved into a farm house out in the country, and were soon able to live a regular monastic life, including adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. On November 9, 1945, papal enclosure was officially established.
When the sisters first came to Lufkin, the Catholic population was very small. But both the nuns and their new neighbors realized they had something very important in common: a strong belief in the power of prayer. Over the years their monastery has truly become “a house of prayer for all the people”. Everyone is welcome to stop by to attend Mass or one of the hours of the Divine Office, or just enjoy a peaceful moment in our chapel.
Many things have changed since 1945. The quiet rural route running past the monastery has become busy Lotus Lane. The city of Lufkin has grown considerably, surrounding the monastery. But the praises, blessings, and preaching offered to God and His people by the nuns all these years has not changed.
Visiting the Monastery of the Infant Jesus in Lufkin, Texas:
Visitors are welcome to come and pray with them, including Mass, morning & evening prayers, rosary, Eucharistic Adoration and other devotions. You can find the schedule on their website linked below.
Finding The Monastery of the Infant Jesus in Lufkin, Texas:
The monastery is located about 120 miles northeast of Houston in the piney woods of East Texas.
Address: 1501 Lotus Lane, Lufkin TX 75904
Tel: +1 (936) 634-4233
Click here for the official website of the Monastery of the Infant Jesus in Lufkin, Texas