Advent in the Monastery

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Advent in the monastery is a time of such joyful expectation! Long before Advent officially begins, the Sisters are turning their thoughts eagerly towards this season of preparation for the coming of the Savior. As the short summer nights lengthen into autumn, one or another Sister will break into Christmas carols in the kitchen while […]

Vocation Letters: Good News for Candlemas

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Don’t worry–in real life, the Vocation Directress writes to applicants much more frequently than the correspondence posted in this fictional Vocation Letters series! Ave + Maria Dear Melanie, Happy Feast of the Presentation!  This is a special feast for us, traditionally closing the Christmas season with the celebration of the Purification of Our Lady and […]