Monday, May 11, 2015

Daughters of Charity in Rome

Today yours truly made my way to the Provincial House of the Daughters of Charity in Rome.

This sweet sister met me at the door.  One year ago she retired and moved to Rome.  Originally from Florence, she is now 90 and is still going strong.

70 years ago she entered the convent.  She said she cried the day the old cornetta habit was done away with.  Twice she told me that.   

She lamented her order has welcomed no new vocations.

She explained how her Roman Provincial House has been turned into a retirement home for elderly sisters, which has been the case with so many other provincial houses in Italy and elsewhere. 

Pray for vocations.  Christ instructs us to do so in the Bible.  Laborers are needed for the harvest.   

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