Life with the Cloistered Domincan Nuns

Life with the Cloistered Domincan Nuns

Monday, September 13, 2010

Eat, Drink and Be Merry...

Tomorrow, September 14--feast of the Exaltation of the Cross--is the beginning of the traditional monastic fast. So to say "farewell" to salads, desserts, and other treats at supper, we have a "last supper" on September 13.
Sr. Mary Rose enjoyed her delicious bean burrito and--even a Coke to wash it down!

Sr. Mary Dominic pauses to smile for the picture!
Sr. Mary Christine and Sr. Mary Margaret enjoy a laugh!

This fast lasts until Christmas so it will be a long time before we have a supper like this again. But we will have the option of a peanut butter sandwich for supper, which for some is quite a treat. In all seriousness, this time of  moderate fasting is a time to grow in love of God as we sacrifice some of the "creature comforts" we have become accustomed to. Pray for us to do this as we'll be praying for you!

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