Diocese of Metuchen
The Most Reverend
Bishop James F. Checchio
Prayer is an act of love; words are not needed. Even if sickness distracts from thoughts, all that is needed is the will to love.
~ St. Teresa of Avila
Dear Lady of Tenderness,
We live in an angry and violent world. War and terrorism threaten us on all sides. We respectfully turn to you, O Mother of the Compassionate One. We beg your intercession for us, your suffering sons and daughters. Because of the intimate bond you share with your Son Jesus, our Risen Lord, we know you will hear and heed our prayer for help. Ask your Savior Son to pour forth His Peace into our minds and hearts so that we might become one truly holy family united and guided by His Holy Spirit.
~ Bishop John W. Flesey
Our Lady of Tenderness Hermitage
Our Lady of Tenderness Hermitage is the "desert space" of a diocesan anchoress of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen. I am a Sister living the eremitic/anchoritic life; an ancient form of consecrated life devoted to the praise of God and the conversion of hearts.
As a publicly professed anchoress, I live within the silence and solitude of the hermitage, humbly dependent upon God's grace. My primary ministry of prayer and penance is offered for Our Holy Father, all bishops and clergy, especially for Bishop James F. Checchio, Bishop of the Diocese of Metuchen, the universal Church and every societal culture throughout the world.
An anchoress is financially independent of the diocese within which she lives. I support myself through the creative work of my hands. Handwork sales help for the payment of personal needs; such as, food, clothing, health care, work supplies, etc. Kindly remember me when you are considering a gift for someone. Thank you!
Donations to the Hermitage are a financial help for all things pertaining to the hermitage; they support a life devoted to prayer and work, for the spiritual needs of all, within the silence and solitude of the hermitage.
Our Lady of Tenderness Hermitage is a New Jersey non-profit corporation exempt from Federal income tax as a public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code.