A Joyful Life...

The first image that many people think of when they hear the word "nun" is a frowning, stern woman with a ruler in hand. But the truth behind a genuine and fruitful vocation to the religious life is shockingly....Joyful!

The Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia (featured in the following video) are a delightful and visible witness to Christian joy and what happens to individuals and communities when they allow the Lord to lead hearts and actions.

They also have a beautiful website that is a treasure of resources and information about who they are and what they do for the love of Christ Jesus. www.NashvilleDominican.org

I will never forget the first time I saw a sister at "play". I was leaving for class at the Franciscan University of Stuebenville. It was a cold and snowy day and I was not looking forward to the walk. As I stepped outside, I heard the sounds of shouts and laughter and turned to see what the commotion was. What a surprise to see half a dozen brown robed Franciscan sisters having a snowball fight!! This video brought similar joy to my heart and I hope it will to yours as well. A wonderful reminder that a life lived fully for Christ is a life rich in beauty.