Things have been relatively quiet here at the monastery...so much so we've had time to watch the grass grow...
and actually, it was getting so tall we cut it this morning! Flowers are blooming, too, despite the heat.
and of course, our friends the squirrels keep us entertained.
Despite the slowness of this pre-summer season, we are always kept busy with our prayers. We meet in chapel to pray the Liturgy of the Hours several times a day and each sister also keeps a time of adoration before the Blessed Sacrament. In addition to these, we have daily Mass and rosary in common. Not to mention meditation twice a day and time for lectio divina!
If you happen to be in the Lufkin area this summer, we hope you'll stop by and pray with us! Our chapel is open from about 6 AM to 8 PM every day, and yes, it's air-conditioned! We have the Blessed Sacrament exposed from 8 AM to 8 PM too. Please check our schedule page for Mass and prayer times. And if you're discerning a vocation this summer, we welcome you to send us an email, give us a call, or mail a letter the old fashioned way.
One thing we've learned is that these quiet times never last long. So we're enjoying it while we can! Keep checking back to learn more about the excitement that's coming later on!