Order of St Helena
Registered Charity Number : US Government 501(c)(3) organization
The Order of St Helena witnesses to a contemporary version of traditional monasticism, taking a threefold vow of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience. Our life in community is shaped by the daily Eucharist and fourfold Office, plus hours of personal prayer and study, and from this radiates a wide range of ministries.
As an Order, we are not restricted to any single area of work but witness and respond to the Gospel, with individual sisters engaging in different ministries as they feel called by God and affirmed by the community. Our work is thus wonderfully varied: sisters work in parishes as priests or as pastoral assistants; they lead retreats, quiet days and conferences;work with the national Church and various organizations; offer spiritual direction; are psychotherapists; teach; serve in hospital chaplaincies and community service programs. Five sisters are ordained priests. The convents in Vails Gate, NY, and Augusta, Georgia, have guest houses and offer retreats and conferences.
In 1997, the Order adopted a new style of governance and no longer has a superior or single sister as head. Instead, the Order is led by a four-member Leadership Council, with responsibility and ultimate authority vested equally in all four members.
Name: Sister Cintra Pemberton OSH
Address: Convent of St Helena, PO Box 426, 701 Blooming Grove, Vails Gate, NY, 12584-0426, USA
Tel: +1 845 562 0592
Fax: +1 845 569 7051
Address: Convent of St Helena, PO Box 5645, 3042 Eagle Drive, Augusta, GA, 30916-5645, USA
Tel: +1 706 798 5201
Fax: +1 706 796 0079
Address: Convent of St Helena, 134 East 28th Street, New York, NY, 10016-8156, USA
Tel: +1 212 889 1124
Fax: +1 815 846 4771