Benedictine Monastery of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Hidden in the heart of rural Vermont, in the heart of the Church, the nuns of the Monastery of the Immaculate Heart of Mary dedicate their lives to seeking God in His infinite Beauty. Remaining close to His Word by a rich tradition of liturgical prayer and Gregorian chant, we contemplate, praise, and thank Him, giving voice to the needs of all humanity and creation. Our community life is lived in simplicity, obedience and joy under the Rule of Saint Benedict.

-from their website


Monastery of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
4103 VT Route 100
Westfield, VT 05874



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Year Founded: 1981
Diocese: Burlington, VT
Congregation: Benedictine Congregation of Solesmes
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Formation: Observership: 3 months. In order to study her vocation, a woman may stay within the enclosure, participating in all the activities of the nuns. Postulancy: 1–2 years. Novitiate: 2 years. The nun receives the habit, veil, and new name in a simple ceremony, thus beginning her novitiate. Temporary vows: At least 3 years. Upon the termination of her novitiate, the nun may be admitted to make temporary vows of stability, conversion of life in poverty and chastity, and obedience. Solemn or perpetual profession.
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