The Sisters playing "zoo" with our visitors
"In all religious houses...some part should be reserved to the members alone. This form of separation from the world...is part of the public witness which religious give to Christ and to the Church. It is also needed for the silence and recollection which foster prayer." - Essential Elements 11
Our convent home is a special place, a place where Christ is loved above all else, a place where He is truly the Heart. It is a part and expression of our lives of consecration. As such, by the law of the Church, there are portions of the convent that are never open to the public. Because the convent, its configuration, and furnishings form a real part of our lives of consecration, the general population is rarely permitted into even the more "public" portions of the convent grounds. A notable exception was made recently in the interest of sharing our lives with the Queen of the Angels girls, a group of young ladies grades 3-7 who meet weekly at the Cathedral of St. Eugene.
The young ladies were given the opportunity to experience a small snippet of the different portions of our life of consecration and our mission to magnify Jesus Christ through communicating the Beauty, Goodness, and Truth of our Catholic faith.
Simultaneously, another group of Sisters shared with a group of girls the beauty of our habit, the stages of religious life, and ways in which our charism is shared by Sisters in each stage of religious formation.
Can you believe that there are only three "real" Sisters in this picture?
Enjoying fresh pretzels