The History of:
Our Lady of the Angels Monastery

On May 8, 1962, Mother Angelica, Sister Raphael, Sister Joseph, Sister Michael and Sister Assumpta, the founding sisters of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery, left Sancta Clara Monastery in Canton, Ohio for the new foundation in Alabama.

Mother Angelica’s inspiration to build a monastery in the South took shape when Archbishop Toolen of Mobile extended his invitation, “Ya’ll come!”

The Sisters collaborated on an unusual fund raising project, “St. Peter’s Fishing Lures,” before the move to Alabama.

After the Nuns had made their new home…

The History of:
The Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration

The Franciscan Nuns of the Most Blessed Sacrament of Troyes (now known as the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration) were founded by Father Jean-Baptiste Heurlaut, Curé of the Parish Church at Maizières-lès-Brienne in the department of Aube, France, after his entrance into the Capuchins of the Province of France, where he took the name of Father Bonaventure.

While still a young priest, he dreamed of founding a small community of Nuns in his Parish. To carry out this plan, he sought the aide of a young woman of his parish whose secret aspirations to the cloistered life were known to him, and who evidenced an ardent love for the Holy Eucharist. Her name was Joséphine Bouillevaux.

Born at Maizières-lès-Brienne on June 1st, 1820, which was, by a touching coincidence…