|Entrance to the Monastery|
Today Father Ronald Browne, Moderator of the Curia, and I accompanied His Excellency Bishop Alexander K. Sample as he presided over the election of a Prioress at the Monastery of the Holy Cross, a monastery of discalced Carmelite nuns at Iron Mountain, MI. Father Browne and I acted as "scrutators". Basically our job was to ensure that all was carried out in accordance with the Code of Canon Law and with the constitutions of the monastery.
|The chapel (with Bishop Sample just visible at the sacristy entrance.)|
|Closer view of the sanctuary.|
The bishop stressed a number of times how much of a jewel the Carmel is in the crown of the diocese, a real powerhouse of prayer. The nuns intercede espcially for priests. It's good to know we have such holy intercessors pleading on our behalf here on earth.
|View of the grate behind which the nuns attend Mass and sing in choir.|