Susan E. Maria
Susan E. Maria

Francis Commands Visitation At Famous Old Rite Carmelite Nuns

How is Philly the start? The JMJ nuns walked out on Philly leaving 1 nun. You can't have a monastery of 1 nun. There is a flourishing contemplative monastery near me that I visit and they have a visitation regularly, I think about every 3 years. I know of another monastery in the state that was down to a few nuns and later, after it was closed, we found out that conditions were horrible and there …More
How is Philly the start? The JMJ nuns walked out on Philly leaving 1 nun. You can't have a monastery of 1 nun. There is a flourishing contemplative monastery near me that I visit and they have a visitation regularly, I think about every 3 years. I know of another monastery in the state that was down to a few nuns and later, after it was closed, we found out that conditions were horrible and there was neglect but the superior wouldn't the nuns go to another monastery. Nuns are human like the rest of us. They have problems, they age, they die, etc. There reaction is such that it seems to me they are hiding something.
Susan E. Maria

Francis Commands Visitation At Famous Old Rite Carmelite Nuns

I thought monasteries had visitations, sort of like a physical, at regular intervals. This is really no one's business and part of the internal affairs of the monastery. I'm sure they have problems like everyone else in the world. I know a monastery near me that has a visitation every 3 years and they welcome the opportunity to be able to improve and deal with things.