Saturday, February 21, 2009

Vocation Development

Here is our ad that appears in this week's issue of National Catholic Reporter. We tried to make our advertising buck do double duty; announce our community, its website and this blog AND issue our invitation for Monastic Experience Weekends. They are acheduled for May 22-24 and October 16-18, 2009. We hope that women who have felt an urging toward contemplative prayer and perhaps its expression in monastic life will be drawn to 'come and see.' Monasteries of contemplative nuns never were part of the mainstream, even the mainstream of Catholic experience. Today that reality is even more true. However, people keep buying the Liturgy of the Hours and CDs of monastic chant, are enthralled with films like "Into Great Silence", "Agnes of God", and now, "Doubt." So something continues to be 'going on.' Oh, I forgot to mention the thousands of titles that a search for "contemplative life" would produce on

We are hoping that our effort will draw those who are curious or unsure, who do not want to commit yet but want to see. At the very least, we wish to educate and better yet, provide opportunity for an experience of God.

Help us in this effort by passing on this invitation. May you be blessed for your effort.

1 comment:

Dina said...

Wish I could fly over for that weekend.

Have a blessed Lenten season.