Georgetown Visitation Monastery
“Live Jesus whom I Love”
The Order of the Visitation of Holy Mary has its roots in early seventeenth-century France. Francis de Sales and Jane de Chantal saw the opportunity for the creation of an order that would welcome women seeking a religious vocation in order to deepen their relationship with God.
Our Vowed Life
We, the sisters of the Visitation of Holy Mary, have freely responded to a call to follow Jesus by being gathered in loving prayerful communities that are characterized by fidelity to the gospel and the church.
Our Prayer Life
Live Jesus! Prayer of the heart is the very essence of our Visitation way of life. We strive to keep prayer at the center of all we do as we nurture the loving presence of God in our minds and hearts.
Our Community Life
We are called by God to create a prayerful and loving community where each Sister is a gift to others. We find the source and goal of our union in the love of the heart of Jesus Christ, to whom we are consecrated in a special way.