Thankfully, the secular press is doing their part to promote vocations, cloistered or active. The Passionist Nuns of Ellisville have been blessed with coverage in this article. There are some mistakes, but they’re not disastrous.
Our niece is in this Monastery
The link you posted seems a bit dangerous. The site doesn’t let you read the news without “allowing Ads” or “subscribing”.
I’d recommend reading the article through google cache:
You are kidding ohhh that is lovely @CajunJoy65 really, reading through the article and finding an ethnographic description of a “Cajun” nun…Is that the description from where you ladies are from??? A small town with extended family all living nearby?! Ohhh, that is just lovely… You ladies are sweet
Yes that’s us. I see her parent’s house from my back door, her uncle’s house also from our back door, we’re kind of in the middle, I see her Aunt and cousins house from our east windows. One uncle lives a few blocks from here and others in other small towns. Her Grandparents house (hubby’s mom & Dad) are across the yard from us.
Thanks for sharing @CajunJoy65 I genuinely enjoy these portraits of American life given in the first person. And the chance of you being related to the nun described in the article adds to the rarity of this opportunity. It also helps me to better relate to the nuns and your Cajun community.
That was a great article. I love reading about these self-sacrificing women, so often misunderstood by the secular world.
One of my sisters in the Dominican laity introduced me to the Passionists. I knew they existed, but she actually put the literature in my hands. She even took me to Erlanger to attempt to dissuade me from the Visitation. She was a Passionist Promoter (not sure what that is), and gave me a tiny Passion Sign pin. Although I am a Lay Dominican, I also consider myself a Lay Passionist because I incorporate their spirituality into my way of life.
One piece of literature that this lady let me see (she and her husband were discerning separation for the sake of entering separate cloistered orders) was “Your Life as a Passionist Nun” from Ellisville. They had a six-foot tall novice at the time of the photo, and about 10 to 15 sisters. I was truly surprised to see that they had lost members so badly. Yes, all of the Passionists need vocations – all branches, but especially the nuns. The active branches are the “hands and feet” of the nuns’ promotion vow – that all be grateful for the Sacred Passion.
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