Mindful vs Mind Full

I love to sing Gregorian chant.  I really do.  Our Divine Office books with musical notation and Latin words on the right and English translation to the left are a GPS for focusing one’s mind on spiritual things.  My mind, however, is often a trampoline for thoughts that lead to….mistakes.  We sing chant antiphonally, verses alternating between men and women.  Recently I heard a lone female voice join the men on the last two words of a Psalm verse.  It was mine.  I considered a cough or foot scuffle diversion – anything to cover the fact that my mind was that far astray.  Instead, conscience prevailed.  I kneeled (as is our custom), confessed, and re-focused.  Until the next time.

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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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