Advent Thoughts

By Sr. Nunother

Have you ever gotten a birthday card that says, “Because You’re So Special?” Me either. But I’ve seen them. In fact, we throw the word special around as if it isn’t special at all. My special has to do with considering myself superior: I did it best, I saved the day, I lost ten pounds, my team won–all trivial and ultimately meaningless. In reality (and by definition), special refers to someone held in particular esteem, distinguished by some unique quality, different from what is otherwise usual and worthy of respect.

Jesus, especially at Advent, embodies the true spirit of the word. He comes in the greatest humility to serve with generosity of heart and to love beyond measure. 
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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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