Monday, June 22, 2009

vocation trip

i am going to africa - to visit the order of the holy paraclete's convent in swaziland. they run a girl's orphanage there. they moved their convent to a town called bulembu - a mining town that was converted to a village that has job training, a hospital, and a school. i'll stay two weeks and then i'm going to the mother house in england.
i probably won't be able to post from africa - but i'll take a lot of photos and post when i get home. i'm not leaving until late july. i can't wait! i'm so looking forward to seeing the convent in africa and the orphanage. i feel a step closer to the goal.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

two nuns at one street fair!

where are all these nuns coming from? one at the beginning of the 2nd ave. street fair being held on 3rd ave due to 2nd ave subway construction on 2nd ave. a veil and a polyester suity type thing. the other i saw on my return saunter through the fair. wearing a brown habit with a peaked veil - black i think, maybe brown. can't remember. i had two friends with me so i'm not making these sightings up and their not like snuffaluffagus.
i'm working towards it. i wonder if once i do enter an order i'll stop seeing nuns (other than the ones i'll be living with of course).