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Twas The Night Before Christmas…

A Handmaid News

‘Twas the night before Christmas and throughout the monastery not a Sister was sleeping since they were all wary; for high up the chimney, clinging with care was a bat, in hopes that insects soon would be there; toes tight on rock he slept, head hanging down oblivious to all Sisters’ unhappy frowns. It’s true we like bats for the …

Christmas Tree and Nativity Scene

Christmas at Cor Jesu 2017

A Handmaid News

Many may note that we usually don’t post news during Advent and Lent, not even during the Christmas and Easter Octaves. This is primarily because we place prayer ahead of sharing. We may post them after and back date them so the news blog timeline makes sense. This year we had a blessed Advent and Christmas and have stretched the …

Tennessee Handmaids gather for a Christmas photo.

A Monastery Christmas

A Handmaid News

Merry Christmas! Perhaps you are looking at the dry remnants of your Christmas tree in your growing, backyard burn pile or still brushing the unending pieces of glitter off your window sills and vacuuming your carpet. Perhaps credit card receipts and shopping debts are all that remind you of the Christmas season just completed. Completed? Well, not really. Yes, it …