large acsisters orans logoWe, the Association of Contemplative Sisters, exist to foster and support the contemplative journey of our members.

ACS Mission Statement

Cloister of the Heart explores the history and meaning of ACS--the importance of community for the contemplative life.

In the words of Mary Frohlich: The context for contemplative life is community. For a lay person, that means she needs to find a nourishing community of support.

And she says: A gauge of the authenticity of one’s contemplative experience is the degree to which it leads one more deeply into commitment to building up the community in love.

The authors, Ann Denham and Gert Wilkinson, tell us:
In forming ACS, canonical contemplatives have created a new kind of cloister, where women can come together to share, to support and to be energized and strengthened by one another’s journeys.

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