In the Universal Church we are Basilian Contemplative Monastics of the Eastern Church with its Trinitarian spirituality expressed in the Divine Liturgy and in the whole liturgical life of the Church.

On the feast of the Nativity of the Mother of God, 1958, a Sacred Heart Basilian Contemplative Monastery was formed in Astoria, New York. This foundation was placed under the authority of the General administration of the Sisters of the Order of St. Basil the Great in Rome. Sisters of the Order of St. Basil the Great, Sisters Therese, Aurelia, Georgeann, Eustachia from Fox Chase Manor, PA and Sister Lubov from Uniontown, PA were the volunteers.

They followed the spirituality of contemplative Basilian Nuns of the Eastern Tradition.

The Sisters were contemplative but not strictly cloistered. Their presence was a praying, healing, life-giving service to the Eastern Catholic Church. To support themselves the Nuns offered  guided retreats, prepared and distributed the Holy Chrism blessed on  the Great and Holy Thursday, taught catechism and tutored school children.  In 1992 the nuns relocated to Middletown, New York.

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