Contemplative Sisters of Saint John

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The Community of the Contemplative Sisters of Saint John was founded on December 8, 1982 by Father Marie Dominique Philippe, O.P. seven years after the Brothers of Saint John. On March 25, 1994 they were established as a religious Institute of Diocesan Right by the Archbishop of Lyons. They opened a house in the Peoria Illinois Diocese in June 1997.  

The Contemplative Sisters usually establish their houses near a priory of their Brothers, so they can take part in the mission of their apostolic Brothers and Sisters by their presence, prayer, and service. The Contemplative Sisters of Saint John desire to live a life of prayer and adoration. Their mission is to be silent witnesses of Christ's love for the Church and for all men.

-from their website


Contemplative Sisters of Saint John
St Therese Convent
11227 West Legion Hall Road
Princeville, IL 61559


Professed Members: Contact for more information
Year Founded: 1997
Diocese: Peoria, IL
Congregation: Community of Saint John
Worldwide: Based in Lyon, France, the Community of Saint John is present in 22 countries.
Qualifications: Contact for more information
Formation: The Saint Therese Convent in Princeville, IL, serves as the novitiate for the Contemplative Sisters of Saint John in the United States. Young women enter the postulancy and then continue their religious formation here as novices. At some point during the formation years, sisters will spend time with the community in France to have an experience of the Mother House and the larger community of sisters.
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