Today the whole Church celebrates the great feast of a Doctor of the Church, a Virgin, and the Co-Patroness of the Missions: Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face.  We have dedicated a “Catholic Culture” page to her on this website where you can find resources to learn more about her life and teachings (like the video below).

Saint Thérèse is a spiritual friend to so many for her teachings and example of courageous love along the “Little Way”.  In a particular way, she is a friend and example to cloistered missionary contemplatives like our sisters who belong to the contemplative branch.


Another Cloistered Missionary Contemplative: Sr. Regina Pacis Enters the Monastery in Brooklyn

Less than two weeks ago, Sr. Regina Pacis Careces, SSVM entered into the cloister of our contemplative community the Monastery of St. Edith Stein in residence at the Monastery of the Precious Blood in Borough Park, Brooklyn.  Before entering, Sr. Pacis had served for many years as a mother superior, first in Argentina in a house of formation, and later in our mission in Toronto, Canada and then at the Shrine of Our Lady of Peace in Santa Clara, California.

We share a slideshow of the mass of entrance, as well as some photos taken “from the inside” as she passed into the enclosure.

Views from the inside…Congratulations!



May St Thérèse bless and guide Sr. Regina Pacis and all cloistered missionary contemplatives as they fulfill a specific call “in the heart of the Church to be love.”  For the Glory of God and the salvation of many souls!