Passionist Nuns of Our Lady of Sorrows Monastery

As Passionists, we are called to keep alive the Memory of Christ's Passion. We do not only recall it in our minds, but we render it present in our lives by living His self-emptying love in our daily lives for the salvation of souls. Passionists live intensely the Mystery of Redemption for the benefit of the whole Church and for all people.

Our primary apostolate is prayer. We witness to the primacy of God and to the priority of adoration of God. We remain faithful to St. Paul of the Cross' original inspiration to have the nuns share their contemplative way of life with others. Our House of Prayer provides a place of solitude for those who wish to enter into prayer.

-from their website


Sr. Mary Grace, C.P.
Vocation Director
Our Lady of Sorrows Monastery
2715 Churchview Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15227



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Year Founded: 1911
Federation: United States
Diocese: Pittsburgh, PA
Worldwide: 18 countries
Qualifications: Do you want to keep Him company in His Passion? Do you have a yearning to be a radiant witness to His mercy and tenderness for all, especially for the suffering and the spiritually poor? Do you have the affective, cultural, and spiritual maturity to live in solitude as well as in a close knit community? Do you have good physical health and psychological balance? If you are an unmarried woman between the ages of 21-40, a practicing Roman Catholic in love with our Lord and His Church, and have answered "yes" to the above questions, please join us for a few days of discernment.
Formation: Aspirancy: 3 months. This period involves a live-in discernment experience with the community. Postulancy: 1 year. The Postulancy prepares the candidate to enter the novitiate. Novitiate: 1-2 years. The novice enters a period of study and preparation for profession of vows. Post-novitiate: 6 years. Temporary vows are renewed yearly or every three years for a total of 6 years before perpetual profession of vows.
Age range/limit: 21-40
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