Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Day of Cloistered Religious

The Holy Father calls on us to remember contemplative nuns both in our prayers and in our pockets:

"At the same time, I renew my invitation to all Christians to not forget to give cloistered monasteries the necessary spiritual and material support. Indeed, we owe so much to these people who devote themselves entirely to prayer for the Church and for the world!"

Here in the Southwest we have a contemplative community of nuns called the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal in St Mawgan, Cornwall. In the following video clip they are appealing for help.

It is easy to forget the needs of such communities that embrace a life of evangelical poverty for our sake and who depend on our generosity. Hearing the Holy Father's request, perhaps we should consider making a gift to this community?

DAY NINE (Eve of Pentecost)