Wanted: A few good women. Must be
able to totally give of themselves and say "no" to the ways of
the world. Candidate must be willing to turn away from home,
family, possessions, the prospect of marriage and children--and
she must be totally ready to lose her own will. She must be
prepared for long hours of manual labor, service to community,
and--above all--be willing, indeed desire to pray, pray, pray.
In fact, most in the world see
the life of a cloistered nun in just such terms. But to the
heart that is called to serve the lord in a contemplative life,
these are not things to despise, but things to embrace! We
desire to help our troubled world by a life of prayer;
pray to, commune with, and live in the presence of our loving
God; live solitude in the midst of community life; and be a
hidden leaven of grace in and for the world.