Visitors to our Convent of Perpetual Adoration are greeted by a large stone-carved medallion of the Holy Spirit encircled with the inscription: “In the shadow of your wings we dwell.” This inscription is symbolic of the loving veneration offered to the Spirit of Love by his cloistered servants.

In the beginning, the Cloistered Sisters, though occupying a separate wing, were living under the same roof with the Missionary Sisters.

As both communities increased in number, Mother Mary Michael regarded it as one of her first and most important tasks to provide her religious community with its own home.

On December 9, 1912, the foundation stone for the new “Convent of the Holy Spirit” was laid. The building operations were carried out by the SVD Fathers and Brothers – all skilled artisans in their various trades.

On August 26, 1914, the house was inaugurated and the Sisters moved into their new home.

For more than a hundred years, prayers of adoration, thanksgiving and petition have been soaring up to heaven from this convent and chapel.

Happy are they who dwell in your house! Continually they praise you! O Lord of hosts, happy those who trust in you!

– Psalm 84:5.13 –