Jesus, Mary, Joseph, Alphonsus, Celeste
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Praised be Jesus and Mary now and forever!
Welcome to the unofficial website for the Order of the Most Holy Redeemer in Bolwarra
Heights, Australia. Also known as the Redemptoristines.
The Redemptoristines in Australia are a contemplative Roman Catholic community of
nuns who follow the Rule of the Order of the Most Holy Redeemer (O.S.s.R).
The Monastery is dedicated to the Most Holy Redeemer and is 'purpose built' on the
beautiful Bolwarra Heights of the Hunter Valley. It looks over the unspoilt valley floor with its lake, to the forest-covered
Paterson Mountains. When the sun rises over the mountains and kangaroos disappear into the mist, you have no doubt why this
place was chosen for the Lord's contemplative nuns.
The community is unique in being the only English speaking community of nuns that
still wear the full length red and blue habit and observe a traditional religious way of life: Daily Mass, Papal Enclosure,
the Divine Office seven times a day, meditation, work, spiritual reading, penance, holy silence and happy recreation are faithfully
and joyfully observed in this hidden life of service to the Lord.
They pray for the church, for souls, and the whole world.
True to their motto they live the memory of Christ "Viva Memoria."
Monastery of the Most Holy Redeemer
64 Maitland Vale Road
Bolwarra Heights, Maitland, NSW 2320