About the Passionist Nuns at Saint Joseph Monastery in Whitesville, Kentucky:
Deep in the wooded serenity of 170 acres near Whitesville, Kentucky, they continue the Passionist contemplative life begun in Italy by the greatest mystic of the 18th century, St. Paul of the Cross. After founding the Passionist Congregation for men, he then founded the Passionist Nuns in 1771. He was driven by a desire to comfort Christ in His sacred Passion and make Him more known and loved by all.
Their vocation as Passionist contemplative nuns is one of union with Mary at the foot of the Cross. Their whole life flows from the personal love of Christ for us manifested in His passion, death and resurrection. They seek to comfort Him in His Sacred Passion by loving our Sisters in community life and through Divine Worship. This is expressed most powerfully in our participation in the Holy Mass which is the high point of their monastic day. “Through this union with our Sacramental Spouse in the Eucharist we are empowered to persevere in this loving union with Christ Crucified”.
Retreat House at Saint Joseph Monastery in Whitesville:
The Retreat House and Chapel, located on a peaceful 170-acre site of beautiful woodlands, gives women and men of Catholic and other Christian denominations the opportunity to enter into a deeper relationship with God by sharing in their Passionist liturgical celebrations, while renewing and strengthening themselves spiritually and physically in a place of deep silence, solitude and prayer.
You are welcome to join them for Mass and Adoration. Year ’round, their Retreat House is open to both individuals and groups. Contact them for available dates.
Traveling to the Passionist Nuns at Saint Joseph Monastery in Whitesville, Kentucky:
Whitesville derives its name from B. W. White, a pioneer settler. It remains a small town of only a few hundred people. It is located about 100 miles southeast of Louisville.
Address: 8564 Crisp Road, Whitesville, Kentucky 42378
Tel: +1 (270) 233-4571
Click here for the official website of the Passionist Nuns at Saint Joseph Monastery