Nothing has ever wounded the Heart of Jesus more than ingratitude. 

Fr. Bonaventure Heurlautlare (Father Founder, Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration)

Charlotte SistersThe Nuns of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery, Hanceville, AL are pleased to announce that by mandate of the Holy See, St. Joseph Adoration Monastery of Charlotte, NC, will merge with Our Lady of the Angels on November 21, 2015, under the leadership of Mother Dolores Marie, PCPA, present Abbess of St. Joseph Adoration Monastery.

Mother Dolores Marie and the nuns of the Charlotte monastery are no strangers to Our Lady of the Angels. Mother Dolores Marie was employed by EWTN before entering our Lady of the Angels in Irondale in 1991. She moved with the community to its present location in Hanceville in 1999. In 2002, with the approval of Mother Angelica and the Chapter of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery, Mother Dolores Marie was sent to assist the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration in Portsmouth, OH. She was appointed Abbess there by the Holy See that same year. In 2010, the Portsmouth community moved to Charlotte, NC, at the invitation of Bishop Peter Jugis. Three other solemnly professed nuns of the Charlotte community were also originally members of Our Lady of the Angels.

The arrival of the six nuns from Charlotte will increase the membership of the newly merged community in Hanceville to 10 solemnly professed nuns, including Mother Angelica, Abbess Emerita since 2009, and 6 Sisters in formation.

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If you feel you may have a vocation to our life of adoration and contemplation in the rich Clarian tradition of humility and service then please contact our Vocation Directress.

Te Deum Laudamus!

Our Lady of the Angels

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Hanceville, AL 35077

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