Guiding God's People
To Healing, Freedom & Purpose in Christ
The MARIAN SERVANTS® of the Visitation began in the Diocese of Baton Rouge in 2012. Our Community is one of several Marian Servant Communities across the United States beginning in 1982 with “The Marian Servants of Divine Providence” in Clearwater, FL. The mission of the Marian Servants is to bring Catholic Christians to a deeper understanding of their vocation and mission in Christ, in the Church and in the world.
Our community fosters that mission with a unique focus on intercessory and healing prayer as well as spiritual direction. By embracing the Marian Servant Rule of Life, of holiness, obedience, and humble servanthood, the Marian Servants of the Visitation pray and grow together with the shared mission of becoming like Mary, in openness to the Holy Spirit and bearing Jesus to the world.
Our Marian Servant community meets every Monday evening from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. We have a time of praise and worship, prayer, teaching and fellowship. We follow a Rule of Life, are devoted to the Holy Spirit and to Mary, the Mother of Jesus, authentic Catholic teaching and are loyal to the Magisterium of the Church.
Our community has trained prayer teams ready to intercede for those seeking healing of body, mind, and spirit. Prayer teams are available by appointment. Our prayer team members receive ongoing formation and are encouraged to follow the lead of the Holy Spirit.
The Marian Servants of the Visitation engage in the spiritual works of mercy by interceding for others daily.
A primary charism of the Marian Servants is helping others deepen their relationship with Christ through Spiritual Direction. Trained by the Cenacle of Our Lady of Divine Providence School of Spiritual Direction in Clearwater, FL., and certified by Franciscan University of Steubenville, our directors follow a prayer model inspired by St. Ignatius of Loyola. Ignatian prayer uses the imagination and the true desires of one’s heart to hear God’s voice in daily living. The director acts as a compassionate listener, while the Holy Spirit is the active spiritual director. A directee is encouraged to pray daily with scripture spending time with the Lord.
Abide in Me
A group program created to deepen your relationship with the Lord using the eight themes of prayer developed by Fr. John Wickham S.J. This program is a grace-filled prelude to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.
19th Annotation of the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises
This version of the Exercises is extended over nine months so as to allow individuals to experience the exercises amidst their daily lives with weekly prayer practices, readings, and meditations. The individual will meet once a week to share their prayer experiences with a spiritual director.