I had a wonderful surprise from The Dominican Nuns of the Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary in Summit, NJ. They are the “Soap Sisters” who produce Seignadou Soap to help keep life and limb together.
They sent me a nice note thanking me for making their Gentleman’s Shaving Soap Gift Set a best seller.
On another card, included with the rest, there was a note about their vocation as contemplative nuns which speaks to an issue that I brought up in my post “Save The Liturgy – Save The World“. The sisters wrote:
The contemplative nun is rather like Moses on the hill top, arms raised in prayer while the battle rages below. She may be in one sense, as he was, above the struggle on the plains, but it is her prayer, as it was his, that turns the tide of the battle.
Do I hear an “Amen!”?
This is surely true. I hope they will pray for me.
I saw in their group photo for Christmas that they have novices. No surprise there. Sisters such as these will ever have vocations: they have tapped a deep vein.
They make their living from selling soaps, etc. Please give them some support.
Then have some Mystic Monk Coffee.