Monday, July 2, 2007

Abbey in the News: Young Women Answer Religion's Call

Our local newspaper, The Coloradoan out of Fort Collins, featured the newer members of our community in their article, Young women answer religion's call. The interviewer and photographer did an excellent job of capturing the spirit of our community life:

"Benedictine nuns and monks are a contemplative order, spending a large part of their time in communal prayer — rather than teaching, nursing or in another “active” vocation."

"Starting at 4:50 a.m., the 19 Benedictine sisters in residence at the abbey convene in the chapel to chant and sing the first of seven daily parts of the Divine Office — prayers that are recited at fixed times of day."

You can read the whole article - and see other photos - here on the newpaper's website.

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