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Houses of Mercy
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“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

Immaculate Conception House of Mercy pdf

Adolphus, Kentucky

Mission:  Restoration of the Family, Renewal of the Church and Sanctification of the World


St. Benedict House of Mercy

Orland Park, Illinois

Mission: To be a lighthouse in the darkness, for the salvation of souls.


St. Joseph House of Mercy

Cox’s Creek, Kentucky

Mission:  Personal formation of my House of Nazareth through the writings of Luisa Piccarreta.


St. Padre Pio House of Mercy

Greenville, Ohio

Mission:  Conversion of Souls


St. Joseph House of Mercy

Perkasie, Pennsylvania

Mission:  For Holy Souls and For Those at Risk of Losing Their Souls Before Death

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St. Margaret of Cortona House of Mercy

Yorkville, Illinois

Mission: Prayer & Priestly Formation in the Divine Will  

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