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Boston Catholic Journal - Critical Catholic Commentary in the Twilight of Reason
 

 

Flowers in the Desert:
Cloistered Nuns in the Garden of God

 

 

What would you have of us, O Son of
God?

Must we enter maimed and blind and lame

Into that kingdom where hearts are slain by love?

We will forsake all that we hold so dear,

Tread underfoot the love of kith and kin,

Venture far into a land unknown
and by a night in nakedness of faith

But we must ask, for we are poor, purblind:
Why did you choose us from that towering height

Whose end seemed death and bitter loneliness?

 

 

 

The Bride of Christ. A Cistercian Nun. Valley of Our Lady Monastery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Was there no other way
for us who are but mortals, made

Of flesh and blood, with fallen hearts
 
That need to breath a lesser air than heaven’s heights?

There sounds no answer —

Only arms outstretched
in silent helplessness upon a tree

To what, embrace me there? To ravish me?

Yes! How breathlessly have I reached out to Thee

Who first reached down that I might die with Thee!!
 

 

 

Poem by
a Cloistered Poor Clare Colettine Nun


 


 

 

“Amen, Amen, without Recall”

 

Another Mary among us  The Bride of Christ

 

African Nuns

 

Cloistered and Contemplative ACCistercian Nun

Korean Nuns Poor Clare Nuns

                

St. Therese of Lisieux

St. Therese of Lisieux
 

 

Saint Bernadette

St. Bernadette of Lourdes

    St. Teresa  Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)

St.Teresa
Benedicta of the Cross
(Edith Stein)

 

 

To Mary among us ...
 

Mothers to the motherless

Children to the childless

Sisters to the sisterless

Solace in our sorrows

Sacrifice of love for all our sins

Petitions endless in our endless grief ...


Behold your mother

Behold your daughter

Behold your sister


behold the Bride of Christ

... ever in supplication on her knees for you ...and for me!
 

Who else will pray for us when the world has despised us, rejected us, and forgotten us? Who else will carry us on their prayers to the very Throne of God in Heaven, supplicating mercy for us, forgiveness for us ... begging our redemption when all have deemed us hopelessly lost? You know that there are none other ... and so do I.
 

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In order to grasp the reason why so many, many, nuns left monasteries and convents and abandoned their sacred vows — read or download the following  PDF files:  

They document the destruction wrought upon Nuns by psychologist Carl Rogers following Vatican II:
 

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(Apocalypse 3.8)

 

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