Friday, May 12, 2006

Tomorrow our community will celebrate the 275th anniversary of the founding of our Order in Scala, Italy (hilltown outside of Naples) in 1731 by Maria Celeste Crostarosa. A remark was made at the dinner table tonight that in twenty-five more years we will hit 300. Then we began to muse about who might be still be around in 2031. That is supposing that global warming would not have sent us scurrying away from the banks of the Hudson River. I entered monastic life at the great age of 55. In twenty-five years I will be 86! Could that really happen? Well, next week our sister in another monastery of the Order will celebrate her 50th jubilee of profession at the ripe old age of 98! Maybe we do have something to look forward to.