May the Passion of Jesus Christ be Always in our Hearts
Passionist Nuns of Saint Louis
15700 Clayton Road 
Ellisville, MO 63011-2300
Phone: 636-527-6867 
Message from Mother
June! Hot? To be sure, but it's a month of love. Weddings? To be sure, BUT it's also the month dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Our Crucified and Risen Lord. Now, THERE is where we discover the truest of loves! He allowed his beautiful Heart to be sliced open with a spear out of love for us - to save us and to give us life. And there WE are born from His side as a Church, just a Eve was born from the side of her Adam. That is why Jesus is referred to as the New Adam. Unlike the original Adam, Jesus loved us to death. Do we love that much? Would WE be willing to sacrifice ourselves that much for anyone? I've heard some good folks say that they would do anything for Jesus. Would they sacrifice a more comfortable bed, choice of food, cell phone, immediate gratification regarding anything and everything for Jesus - or for anyone else? Is any sort of suffering, deprivation or even inconvenience anywhere on their radar? Who REALLY loves Jesus so much that they would honestly be willing to give Him everything? But that's just how much He loves US. And He offers Himself to us everyday, without reserve, in the Eucharist. How do we respond? How much are we willing to reciprocate - on HIS terms, not ours? 

 Sr. Isidora Maria's first profession of vows went beautifully well! It truly was a joyful, beautifully sung Mass with 7 priests, 2 deacons and our cross-bearer/server filling the sanctuary. The large crowd of our friends was impressive, as was the finely appointed parlor set-up complete with lanterns alighted and cake, punch and an assortment of luncheon goodies. We are so grateful to everyone and ask your continued prayers for Sister as she begins this new phase of her formation. God love you! 

From the Novitiate
Water and Wheat 

Water and wheat and wine that’s sweet 
Now hands have blest and broken 
Neither sight nor smell, nor taste can tell 
Change wrought by the words then spoken 
 
But where once was bread and wine blood red 
Lies a gift far more precious than gold 
For in Faith’s light clear, with awe and fear 
‘tis our God that we now behold. 
 
Our Father in Heaven has supplied the leaven, 
His Son with the thorn-crown’d head. 
Strange as it may seem, this is what we mean 
When we pray for our Daily Bread. 
 
So Christian true come pay your due 
To Christ whom Death did know 
And receive Him not with stain or spot 
But pure as wind-driven snow 
 
Once cleansed of sin, receive Him in 
To your heart where He may reside 
And beg the graces to see His face 
And live in His pierced side. 
 
O Jesus the Son, with the Father, one 
And Spirit life giving flame 
Come to my heart and set it apart 
That it may crave more of the same. 
 
Of this Water and Wheat and that Wine, so sweet 
That Hands have blest and broken 
For tho’ sight nor smell, nor taste can tell, 
I believe in the Words then spoken!