Cloistered Dominican Nuns Corpus Christi Monastery

National Vocation Awareness Week – Pray for Cloistered Contemplatives

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Dear contemplative sisters, without you what would the Church be like, or without all those others living on the fringes of humanity and ministering in the outposts of evangelization?  The Church greatly esteems your life of complete self-giving.  The Church counts on your prayers and on your self-sacrifice to bring today’s men and women to the good news of the Gospel.  The Church needs you!

…The world needs you every bit as much as a sailor on the high seas needs a beacon to guide him to a safe haven. Be beacons to those near to you and, above all, to those far away.  Be  torches to guide men and women along  their  journey  through the dark night of time.  Be sentinels of the morning (cf. Is 21:11-12), heralding the dawn (cf. Lk 1:78).  By your transfigured life, and with simple words pondered in silence, shows us the One who is the way, and the truth and the life (cf. Jn 14:6), the Lord who alone brings us fulfillment and bestows life in abundance (cf. Jn 10:10)

-Pope Francis

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