Friday, November 6, 2009

Spanish Cloister sees dramatic increase in vocations

Dear friends in Christ,

I came upon this story of a group of cloistered Poor Clare nuns, a convent founded in 1604 in Lerma, Spain.

Sr. Veronica has even been hailed by the Catholic newspapers sympathetic to the Socialist government as a modern day Mother Teresa. After being names abbess, the convent went from a convent with her as the first girl entering in 23 years to a convent that now has 135 sisters with the median age of 35. By the way, there is also a waiting list of 100 girls who want to enter. The following is a clip which shows their complete joy, with Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, the Preacher of the Papal Household.

I was very much moved by this group of sisters. They are so joyful, and they seem completely in love with Jesus to the point that they left their rewarding professions and professional lives to live as Brides of Christ.

Click here to read the full article on Catholic News Agency.

Praise be to God.

May you remain close to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

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