29 October 2007

Veiled joy...

We've had three Sisters visiting the parish for the past several days. They're members of the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration from Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Hanceville, Alabama. Sister Grace Marie, Sister Rose Marie and Sister Elizabeth Marie have been staying in our St. Joseph Parish House, attending Mass here and generally joining in parish life. They'll be heading back tomorrow to the cloister in Hanceville, but it's been great to have them here. Sister Elizabeth Marie entered religious life from this parish, and Sister Grace Marie and Sister Rose Marie are both converts from Anglicanism -- so it was rather like "coming home" for all of them!