Tuesday, February 7, 2012

How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord, mighty God!

I had rather one day in your courts
than a thousand elsewhere;
I had rather lie at the threshold of the house of my God
than dwell in the tents of the wicked.

Psalm 84:11

The response and verses of today's Responsorial Psalm at Mass sum up so beautifully how our hearts are drawn to the Lord!  Even a single day with Him is better than days beyond counting.

Praying, living, working all within the confines of the monastry grounds and in such close proximity to the Chapel is the grace of our monastic vocation.  Supported by each other, we place our hearts and whole being at His service.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like?  We invite you to come and experience it for yourself.  We have a new overnight planned for Palm Sunday weekend (March 31-April 1) or a longer time planned April 4-8 (or you could come for a day or two during those days).  Contact Sr. Mary Clare at 724-834-3060 or email vocations@stemma.org for additional information or to sign up.

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