Summer 2020 :: The “Nun Run” Part Two
Good morning! I’m back this week to share the next stop on last summer’s Nun Run. After leaving Gower, we continued our trip to Valparaiso, Nebraska to visit the Carmel of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. I have visited this convent three times in the past, for my three uncles very first Masses following their ordinations, but the last time was back in 2008 so it had been 12 years!
On our way there we stopped at a sushi restaurant for dinner (and played some “close your eyes and guess how many *insert items* are in the room” inspired by Shawn Spencer in Psych lol).
A picture on our way to the Carmel
The Chapel at the Carmel was so beautiful!
After Mass, we were able to visit one of the sisters through the turn and she told us her vocation story which was so inspirational. Also, we noticed a young lady who, after Mass, entered into the Carmel!
When I was a baby, on our very first visit, the nuns let my parents send me through the turn to hold. I’ve been told that, after they passed me around for a bit, while visiting with our family though the cloister grille in the visit room, my mom heard them giggling on the other side of the turn and, instead of sending me back, they just sent my shoes. I love their sense of humor!
Visiting the Carmel of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph was such a rewarding experience and to see just how much the sisters give up for our Lord is so uplifting.
Prayer of Mothers
Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.