A few weeks ago a thick letter from a rapidly growing order of sisters arrived in our mailbox. It had a picture of the group printed in color across the envelope and Sadie's eyes quickly grew wide:
Sadie: "What is that? Who is it from? We have to open it?" were all the words that quickly tumbled out of her mouth.
Me: "It looks like it's from a group of Dominicans. I think those are the same sisters who are coming to teach at the school at our church."
Sadie: "What does it say?!?!?!"
Me: "Let me open it."
Sadie: (bouncing all around me)
Me: "I think it's probably asking for donations. I think it probably says that they have so many women with vocations that they need more buildings!"
Sadie: (more bouncing)
Me: "But what would you do if it was a letter saying, 'okay, you can come live in the convent with us!'"
Sadie: "I would go, Mommy! I want to be a nun, Mommy!"
Me: "Right now though?"
Then she launched into her day dream about how Maggie could be a Dominican because she will grow up to be a Carmelite.... like Saint Therese...
I've never seen quite so much excitement over a request for donations. I can hardly imagine how excited she's going to be when she actually sees the sisters who are coming to live on the grounds of our parish.
|She takes All Saints Day very seriously...|