Updates from the Marbury Nuns

Me with the nuns for my September 2012 retreat. Time to go back and get a new picture!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted about the wonderful cloistered Dominican Nuns of the Monastery of St. Jude in the tiny town of Marbury, Alabama (alas, it’s been far too long since I’ve visited them, also). Perusing their (new!) web site, I see that they had a postulant enter in April! This is great news. I hope many other young ladies with possible vocations will check them out. A good and faithful order!

Also, in the most recent newsletter that they mailed me, the Nuns mentioned how they were once again in need of financial support — this time, because of a leaky roof. I can attest to the simplicity of the aging convent building/structure — it was clearly built well but also on a low budget — and to the fact that it could definitely use many updates. I’m sure the roof is just the tip of the iceberg — but it doesn’t surprise me that it needs replacing! Let’s help them out. Please consider making a special donation to the sisters. Go to this page to learn how you can mail a check or donate online.

In times like these, with much bad news in the Church and in the world, it is refreshing to hear about the good things happening with faithful groups like this — and to support them in any way we can. Please drop the Cloistered Dominican Nuns a line and send them whatever support you can! And pray that they will continue to grow!

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