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Sisters’ Pilgrimage

February 14, 2012

By Sister Carolyn B.

Five single Catholic women aged 18 to 24 visited Mercy Convent in Nashville, TN as part of a 24-hour Sisters’ Pilgrimage which also took them to visit the Daughters of Charity and the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia.

They had a good time meeting the Sisters of Mercy in Nashville as they shared a pizza dinner with them on Friday night.  This was followed by Evening Prayer in chapel and a presentation on religious life.  In the evening the women joined in a spirited game of “Apples to Apples” and had some quiet time for personal prayer. 

They spent the night at Mercy Convent and left to visit the Daughters of Charity on Saturday morning after breakfast.  They volunteered with them at a food pantry, attended Mass celebrated by the Bishop of Nashville, and ended with lunch.

They then went to visit the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia who presented a panel of sisters in formation.  They then played soccer outdoors in frigid weather.  Their day ended with supper and evening prayer.

This was a great way for the women to get a taste of what religious life is like and to see how it is lived in a variety of ways.  The sisters enjoyed sharing their stories with these engaging young women.

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