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Saturday, May 9, 2009

More Nun Fun!

For Franciscan sisters, every day is prayer day - JSOnline

Sister Marie Leone LaCroix rises in the darkness of her room at St. Rose Convent.

The Franciscan sister, 91, slides into her bathrobe and slippers, takes her cane and slowly makes her way to the dimly-lighted chapel.

There, LaCroix sits before the marble altar where, in an ornate golden vessel, rests a consecrated host Catholics believe to be the body of Christ. And there, she takes her place in an unending chain of prayer that began long before she was born.

"It's so quiet. It's such a serene time to be with God," LaCroix said.

Her order, the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, has prayed before the Holy Eucharist in shifts around the clock since 1878.




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2 comments:

Dr MikeyMike said...

I have a great aunt who is a carmelite nun! Sadly, she passed away this summer.

Dr MikeyMike said...

I didn't know where to post this, but a friend sent me this link the other day and I thought it was both funny and strangely relevant to this site!

I hope this brightens up everyone's day and adds a lighter note to the otherwise serious conversations that go on at this site:

http://explosm.net/comics/1651/