Since we do like our nun news around these parts, I posted this story of a Franciscan sister before retiring last night; a nice positive close to a busy day.
And then of course, we awoke this morning to the dreadful news from Colorado; for most of us, it’s been on our minds and hearts all day.
So, I am offering something nunly again, this evening. Call it a palate cleanser, or just something joyful to focus on for a little bit; thanks to our friends the Carmelite Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, of Los Angeles.
This community was founded in Mexico, coming up through the Cristeros War and when For Greater Glory opened a few months ago they reviewed for Patheos, in a link to which I had (ironic to today) headlined: When Films Touch Real life.
On the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the Carmelites had the joy of celebrating the Final Professions of four sisters, the First Professions of two and of receiving four new novices. In this community, novices receive a veil but are only clothed in the habit a few months before their first profession.
The slideshows are joyful, and I found them to be a kind of peace balm this evening. I hope you do, too. God bless all the sisters!
These sisters have graciously participated in our Habit of Witness series, as well: