A few weeks ago, I traveled down to Tennessee to visit my youngest sister (Sr. Elizabeth Grace) at the Dominican Motherhouse in Nashville. It was a great weekend with my sister and I especially enjoyed the fellowship of the other sisters. One of the advantages of staying at the motherhouse was that I had the opportunity to participate in Holy Mass, Lauds, the Divine Office, the Rosary, the Angelus and other periodic prayers throughout the day.
One thing is for certain: these sisters pray a lot. Now, that may sound silly. Of course, they pray a lot. They’re nuns. That’s what they do.
The first time I visited my sister at the convent last year, I noticed that the sisters seem so radiant, like they’re glowing with happiness. It’s the same sort of expression I’ve seen on people who are in love.
Now…look at the photo. What do you see in the clouds above us?
Text and photo copyright 2011 Ellen Gable Hrkach