A Generous Spirit

by Sr Nunother 

Vulnerability is from the Latin word vulnerabilis, meaning capable of being physically or emotionally wounded; open, sensitive, yielding readily to. It’s a quality that eludes me and in searching for it, I found Dave the Poodle. He weighs about ten pounds, has a bad back and bad breath. These things do not inhibit Dave, who enters a room as if everyone has been waiting just for him. He’s available for whatever a day offers and keenly aware of his mission to love and protect one sister in particular. Dave has an aesthetic bent that, if he were a person, would surely lead to a vocation in the arts. And he’s not afraid to let it show (see picture below!)  I see great generosity in Dave’s vulnerability. When I’m defensive, and I often am, I’m an emotional miser, unable to meet or even recognize the needs of others.

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About Sr. Nun Other

May 16, 2012, completed my 30th year as a Sister. It was both a milestone and just another day in an interesting journey. Some of those thirty years included singing with Gloriae Dei Cantores, marching in Spirit of America band, and serving on our Sisters Council. As a monastic, I live surrounded by beauty and within a frame work of opportunity and possibility. I'm sixty-four (much to my surprise) and extremely grateful for my life as a sister - past, present, and future.

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