A Nun Blog - The Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration

A Nun Blog - The Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration "For God created man for incorruption, and made him in the Image of His own Eternity." Wisdom 2:23

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Despite the Snow...

A recent meeting of PCPAs here at Our Lady of the Angels had some proof of God’s Divine Humor in the drama surrounding this event. We hardly could have guessed that a group of nuns traveling from the sunny deserts of Arizona & the warmth of Texas would have had their travel plans befuddled by a SNOWSTORM in (of all places) Alabama! Though snow delays are tidings of great joy amongst students and teachers - for nuns awaiting their long-distant Sisters, such anticipation is among the greatest of penances! To give the shortened version of the story… the Sisters finally arrived safe and sound to our great delight, and the meetings commenced!

Many exciting themes focusing on the core of our contemplative vocation coalesced during these four days of sharing amongst our ‘extended community’: PCPA identity, integrity, human development and flexibility were included in the discussions. Underlying and supporting these important ideas is the need to INSPIRE one another, or plainly put, good example. And there is only one source, one example – we look to Jesus Christ for our interior transformation. Franciscans like to keep things simple. A good formation plan (for anyone, really) begins with oneself. This is a life-long adventure (i.e. on-going formation) that is sure to be filled with laughter, tears, and the inspiring example from others who live their Vocations to the max - inside or outside the monastic grill! 2011has the new & fresh feel yet. Let us forge ahead with hope. We are in this race together.

Above is a shot of : Sr. St. John, Sr. Marie Andre (AZ), Sr. Gabriel & Sr. Fidelis(AZ) during a reprieve from the meetings.

http://desertnuns.blogspot.com/ for an glimpse at the Arizona nuns' story!

1 comment:

Marie Di Stefano said...

Looks like a party! Glad everything worked out.