The fifth graders on Friday went to visit the Discalced Carmelite Nuns. This religious order is cloistered so the only way to talk to a cloistered nun is to visit them! The students learned that these nuns spend most of their day in prayer and work. Some comments the students made after talking with these nuns is that they were so happy! They found it hard to understand how they could be so happy without a phone, TV, or a car. The Carmelite Monastery the students visited was started in 1928. They now have 11 nuns in this community and they are very young. These nuns do not work outside of the convent so rely on God to provide all of their needs. We, the community, are the hands of God!
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