Houses of Mercy
“Build an oratory within yourself and there have Jesus on the altar of your hearts. Speak to Him often while you are doing your work. Speak to Him of His holy love, of His holy sufferings and of the sorrows of His most holy Mother Mary.” - St. Paul of the Cross
Houses of Mercy/Oratory
Spiritual foundation is the 9 Directives from Heaven, within the teachings of the Catholic Church.
Each individual house or oratory will be dedicated to a specific Catholic Saint and Consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Conforming to the 9 Directives from Heaven, within the teachings of the Catholic Church.
To offer oneself as a Benedictine Oblate - promising Stability of Heart- This promise expresses the Oblate's commitment to a particular monastic community. Stability of heart reaffirms the basic promise of conversion made at Baptism. Fidelity to the Spirit of Monastic Life - This promise expresses a commitment to live a life of spirituality, piety and balance. Obedience to the Will of God - This is a promise to grow in discernment of God's Will through prayer, spiritual direction and faithfulness to one's religious traditions. Obedience is not a series of acts grudgingly done, but the response of a willing heart in service to God. Oblate duties are: praying the Liturgy of the Hours, regularly reading the Rule of St. Benedict, practicing lectio divina, being faithful to the sacraments (or other religious practices) and cultivating a sense of God's presence in daily living. (Saint Meinrad Archabbey)
A willingness to read and learn the Divine Will of God through the writings of Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta (1865-1947) also known as “Little Daughter of the Divine Will.”
“Saint Benedict writes that every home must have a place set aside for prayer. The same is certainly true in our homes...the oratory is a place where God’s presence is focused. (Fr. Brune, OSB — 2010)
House Of Mercy Locations
St. Benedict House of Mercy
Orland Park, Illinois
Mission: To be a lighthouse in the darkness, for the salvation of souls.
St. Faustina House of Mercy
Homer Glenn, Illinois
Mission: Promotion of Eucharistic Adoration in Parish Life
St. Padre Pio House of Mercy
Mission: Conversion of Souls
St. Joseph House of Mercy
Mission: For Holy Souls and For Those at Risk of Losing Their Souls Before Death
St. Margaret of Cortona House of Mercy
Mission: Prayer & Priestly Formation in the Divine Will