Visitation Monastery of Tyringham

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The Visitation, a contemplative order, was founded by St. Francis de Sales and St. Jane de Chantal "to give to God daughters of prayer, and souls so interior that they may be found worthy to serve His infinite majesty and to adore Him in spirit and in truth."


Sr. Mary Emmanuel VHM
Vocation Directress
PO Box 432
14 Beach Road
Tyringham, MA 01264



Professed Members: 15
Year Founded: 1610
Diocese: Springfield, MA
Qualifications: Desire for life of prayer within the cloister; ability to live a community life; sufficient health and maturity to embrace the monastic life.
Formation: According to Cor Orans issued in April 2018:

Aspirancy: One year;

Postulancy: One to two years;

Novitiate: Two years;

First profession: Five years, then Solemn Profession.
Age range/limit: 18-45
Belated vocations? No