After countless prayers, faithful hope, and by the grace of God, the first United States foundation of the Sisters Adorers of the Royal Heart of Jesus was established in Wausau, Wisconsin on All Saint’s Day, 2019.
On the morning of the 1st November, His Excellency, the Most Reverend William P. Callahan, Bishop of La Crosse, blessed the Nativity of Our Lady Convent in a beautiful ceremony assisted by Canons Huberfeld and Matheus. Attending the blessing was Monsignor Gilles Wach, founder and current Prior General of the Institute of Christ the King, Canon Matthew Talarico, Provincial Superior of the United States, and Mother Madeleine Marie, Mother Superior of the Sisters Adorers.
His Excellency was very pleased to tour the chapel before the blessing and afterwards enjoyed a visit and luncheon with the clerics and sisters. In the afternoon of All Saint’s Day, Canon Matthew Talarico celebrated the first Holy Mass in the convent chapel with the Sisters Adorers attending. The stunning vestments used for the first Mass were a generous gift to the sisters from St. Patrick’s Oratory in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
The culmination of this glorious All Saint’s Day was a magnificent Solemn High Mass celebrated at St. Mary’s Oratory by Monsignor Wach. The Oratory choir sang Casciolini’s Mass in A Minor with string accompaniment and a grand reception followed in the church hall where family and friends gathered to warmly welcome the sisters and to greet Monsignor Wach. This foundation of the Sisters Adorers in the United States would not have been possible without the intercession of Our Lady, the Immaculate Conception! Praise be to Jesus Christ, King and Sovereign Priest.