We St. Louis Vocation Directors thought we were pretty clever when we called our recent Nun Run a Convent Camino. We did it with great intention, because the invitation to Come and See where we live, to share prayer, meals and conversation about religious life, is more than a tourist run, it’s a pilgrimage, an opportunity to get at the heart of what makes Sisters tick.
And so we gathered this past weekend, beginning at Mercy Center Friday evening, moving to Ursuline Center Saturday morning, and then to Mary the Font Solitude in the afternoon. Sisters of 8 Congregations joined young women discerners in lively conversation, prayer, meals and fun. There were no dull moments, as topics of community, prayer, ministry, vows, and “Women of Laudato Si” invited honest sharing and questions.
I think all would say this CAMINO was spent in great company, with attention to the sacred as well as appreciation of the gifts Religious Life and the varied charisms give to our world. May the journey continue!