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An Apostolate of the CAMM/CCMM Cloisterite Ministry.

Motto: "Keeping a Finger on the Pulse of the Heart of the Church."

***Celebrating 30 years of service to God and His People in 2018***

Nuns pray for working world (video)...

"We appreciate that your group wants to disseminate accurate information about the religious life for those who are discerning possible vocations."
                               Rev. Msgr. Camille Perl, Secretary
                               Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei"

Cloister Outreach (formerly the Society of Our Lady of the Cloister) is a Private Lay Association of the Faithful that does not have the intention of becoming an institute of religious life.

We are dedicated to supporting discerners and promoting Catholic religious life (consecrated and lay in all its forms) and religious communities (enclosed, apostolic or mixed). They can follow the Extraordinary or Ordinary Forms of Mass, in America or abroad.

We also promote emerging charisms and support their founders.

We carry out this apostolate mainly via the internet--through this website and its links--or through yahoo email lists.  The Coordinator, Gemma, is physically located in the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina, USA.  We have an international group of "Cooperators."

***Please note that there is nothing "fake" about Cloister Outreach; CONF; or Gemma.  She is in good standing with her local Chancery, which receives a yearly report on Cloister Outreach activities.  She uses an internet moniker to protect her family.  Please pray for our detractors.***
We adhere to the papal documents "Ecclesia Dei Afflica" and "Summorum Pontificum" in which the popes acknowledged our "rightful aspirations" in regard to the Extraordinary Form of the Latin Rite (formerly known as the Latin Tridentine Mass or Traditional Latin Mass).
We also support the use of the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary, and the Divine Mercy chaplet, in the prayer lives of the faithful.
As a gift to Our Lord in our 25th anniversary year, the Cloister Outreach Affiliated New Foundations (CONF), an umbrella association of our affiliate founders, was made its own entity.  The Cloisterite Family, formerly seen in this space, is an affiliate of CONF, and will no longer be featured on the main Cloister Outreach site. The Cloisterites are now Congregational Recluses for the Sacerdotal Division of the Company of Charity of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal (CCMM).
The Charity Associates of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal (CAMM), a lay association, has also been moved to CONF. Membership in CAMM and CCMM are prerequisite to making any new foundations of the CONF proposed charisms.

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This site published on the First Friday of August 2002, also the
feast of St. Eusebius of Vercelli, for the greater glory of God
and the salvation of souls.
  Sweet Heart of Jesus, be thou my love!

Glory to the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ,
from Whom all vocations flow.

"Do not rouse my love until it please to wake."  (Song of Songs)