With Mary at the Foot of the Cross

The Passionist nuns of Pittsburgh, PA. is the first community of Passionist Nuns in the U.S., founded on July 10, 1910 by five Passionist Nuns from Tarquinia, Italy. We are a contemplative cloistered community of religious women called to stand at the foot of the Cross with Mary near the Heart of Christ, ready to receive His love so that we might become love in the Heart of the Church.

By the charismatic grace of the Spirit, we are consecrated by vow to the Mystery of the Passion which gives inspiration and unity to our lives. Rooted in the Paschal Mystery, we participate in the redemptive mission of Christ’s Passion, a silent but powerful apostolate which benefits everyone by our love, prayer, and suffering in union with Christ.

Vocation Discernment Program Online

Saturday, July 13, 2024  at 10:30 am – noon (Eastern Time)

Vocation Discernment Weekend

Friday, August 9 (6:00 pm) – Sunday, August 11 (7:00 pm), 2024

To learn more, see our Vocation page.

Our Lady of Sorrows Monastery
Public Chapel Hours

Our Chapel will be open for private prayer daily from 9:00am – 4:30pm 


On Fridays there will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 9:00am – 4:00pm 


Holy Mass is celebrated in our public chapel on Sundays at 8:00am

Please be assured of our continued prayers for all of you!

May the Passion of Jesus Christ be always in our hearts!

"My house shall be called a house of prayer" Matthew 21:13