Please Help the Nuns

Me with the nuns for my September 2012 retreat.

Me with the nuns for my September 2012 retreat.

I’ve posted here before about a lovely, small community of cloistered Dominican nuns located in the center of Alabama, in the town of Marbury: St. Jude Monastery (here, here, here, here, and here). Many of you helped them financially in their previous time of need.

The Sisters are in need again. In a note that they included with their most recent newsletter, they indicated that they’ve had more equipment failures at the convent this year; it sounds like it’s been a rather lean year thus far. Mother described it as a “year of contrariness”. The newsletter also highlighted a new Sister who entered the community in January. I see a connection here. They are a faithful community of nuns. The devil is not pleased when good things happen there – when young ladies dedicate their lives to Christ in the cloister.

Can we pitch in again? These Sisters are very modest: there’s no capital campaign, fundraising thermometer, Amazon wish list, or other appeal on their web site. Just a simple “ways to help” page that highlights prayer in the first place. Perhaps we can not only pray for them but send them a little donation as well. The Sisters need our help.


I am reminded of the fact that I need to find a way to get down there soon and pay them a visit! In the meantime, I’ll be sending them a donation as well — and praying for them.

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