St. Therese Parish reaches out to the Handmaids

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, Diocese of Knoxville, News

As the Handmaids of the Precious Blood continue to pray for the Diocese of Knoxville and for priests around the world from their new home in New Market, Tenn., parishes around the diocese are reaching out to the nuns to assist in any way they can. Father Julius Abuh, parochial administrator of St. Therese Parish in Clinton, spent Labor Day …

Handmaids of the Precious Blood celebrate historic anniversary

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News, Vocations

By Stephanie Richer A year isn’t a long period of time. But for the Handmaids of the Precious Blood, it has brought about an entirely new chapter of life. On May 6, Bishop Richard F. Stika, accompanied by fellow priests Father Jerry Daniels, Father PJ McGinnity, and Father Hoan Dinh, celebrated a Mass of thanksgiving to mark the first year …

Handmaids of the Precious Blood mark first anniversary in Diocese of Knoxville

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News, Vocations

The Diocese of Knoxville is extending warm wishes for a happy anniversary to the Handmaids of the Precious Blood as the cloistered community of women religious marks its first year in residence at the Christ Prince of Peace Retreat Center in Benton. Bishop Richard F. Stika marked the May 6 anniversary by celebrating Mass with the Handmaids in Benton. Bishop …

The Religious Life

David Oatney Vocations

Religious life, or the consecrated life, as it is sometimes referred to, in the Catholic Church often attracts many and varied stereotypes within society. A great many of those stereotypes come from Hollywood and, it must be admitted here, that not all of those portrayals put people who live out the religious life in a bad light. After all, the …

Sisters’ remains transferred to East Tennessee home

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News

The deceased Handmaids of the Precious Blood will now rest at Christ Prince of Peace Retreat Center The Handmaids of the Precious Blood, who are making their way across country from New Mexico to their new home at the Christ Prince of Peace Retreat Center in Benton, are not alone on their journey. They are being accompanied by nuns from …

Handmaids of the Precious Blood in residence

Stephanie Richer Catholic Church, News, Vocations

The Handmaids of the Precious Blood, a contemplative community that is relocating from New Mexico to the Diocese of Knoxville, continue making progress on their move. Four nuns have established residency in the St. John House at the Christ Prince of Peace Retreat Center in Benton and more than a dozen nuns within the Handmaids of the Precious Blood are …

The Handmaids Come to East Tennessee

David Oatney New Evangelization, Prayer, Priesthood, Vocations, Year of Faith

The Handmaids of the Precious Blood, a religious order of cloistered Sisters dedicated to praying for priests as their primary charism, have arrived in East Tennessee. For now, there are just four sisters living on the grounds of Christ, Prince of Peace Retreat Center in Benton, which is our diocesan retreat facility. However, the Sisters eventually plan to relocate their …