Association of British Contemplatives Directory

Adoration Sisters

Founded by Mother Mary-Therese Dubouche in Paris in 1848. Born in 1809 she was a brilliant artist but when God revealed to her his love she surrendered entirely. She was ready to enter Carmel when Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament declared his will to her: 'I want to have souls always before me to receive my life and communicate it to others.'

Immediately she foresaw the Institute she was to found; not only contemplatives dedicated to adoration but a large community of adorers closely united with the Sisters. She understood that the life that wells from the host is the salvific power of Christ's Paschal Mystery at work in the Eucharist and that the Sisters were called to unite themselves with the sacrifice of our Saviour. 'Nazareth ' being the pattern of their daily life, in union with Jesus' offering during his hidden life.

Mother Mary-Therese died in 1863. Her charism is as up-to-date as ever, the Sisters' service of the Church remains the same: adoration in the name of and for the sake of the whole world, intercession in union with Christ's Eucharistic offering.

The members living in the world - brothers, sisters, priests, share in the same vocation and mission.

The Sisters welcome for private retreats people who wish to spend a few days in silence and solitude in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament.

Further Information

Adoration Convent
Co. Wexford

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