Monastery Summer Happenings 2016
Greetings to our blog family! Thought you'd enjoy seeing some pictures of "photo-worthy" events that have happened this summer...
Photos from some Strawberry days...
Photos from Peaches days...my did those peaches taste good!
I heard from a young woman in California last week. I thought her message summed up what we want to show in our vocation materials and what so many of you wrote when you shared your suggestions...It is important to promote the heart of our mission, yet we must do that with joy!
She wrote the following:
I have been thinking about being a nun "when I grow up" since I was around six years old. [She is 17 y.o. now.] For the past year, I have been looking into different convents. I have been attracted to the cloistered contemplative life since my preteen years. I have developed a love for Christ in his Passion over the years as well. One priority of mine is to pray for souls, for my country, for everything and everyone! I think it is a neat idea to make a difference in the world through prayer as a nun.
I looked at the pictures on your website and was surprised and pleased to see that, despite your serious mission, you all look happy. To be honest, I am glad to see a few young faces in the pictures as well. I am thrilled to get know your order and can't wait for a response! Please pray for me and my family.
Dear family, please pray we always be faithful to our mission in the Church and fulfill it with JOY!
God love you!