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A Hidden Mystic…

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

A new book has come out on the life and spirituality of the Venerable Maria Celeste Crostarosa O.Ss.R., the Foundress of the Redemptoristines.

Sr. Gabrielle O.Ss.R., the Prioress of the Monastery of St Alphonsus asked Honor McCabe to write this book. Sr Gabrielle wrote the Epilogue to the Book.

The book is called “A Hidden Mystic” written by a Dominican Sister, Honor McCabe OP.In the book she focuses on the mystical spirituality as found in the Venerable Maria Celeste’s life. It is published by Dominican Publications. From the back cover it says:”This book is a brief account of the life and spirituality of the foundress of the Redemptoristine Order – the Venerable Maria Celeste Crostarosa, an eighteenth century Italian mystic -who is still little known outside the Order she inspired.
The author, Honor McCabe OP, was impressed by the fact that much of Maria Celeste’s mystical doctrine resembled the teaching on prayer of saints already Doctors of the Church, Teresa of Avila and Catherine of Siena.”
If you would like to buy this book please contact Sr Gabrielle at : gabrielle.fox@redemptorists.ie

You may also take part in the spirituality and prayer of the Redemptoristine Nuns Live over the internet at 16:50 this afternoon on their Church Services TV page http://www.churchservices.tv/live/Redemptoristine.

Further information is available on their website www.rednuns.com.

So what is it like to be a Red Nun?

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Red Nuns: The Redemptoristine Sisters Dublin Ireland

Our Monastic Day – taken from the Red Nuns website http://www.rednuns.com/about/our-monastic-day/
Our day begins at approximately 6.30 a.m. Meditation at 7 a.m in the chapel. Morning prayer at 7.30 a.m.

After morning prayer we have breakfast in silence, get a short walk in, and then Little Hour from the Divine Office in the chapel.
At 8.30 each sister will go to wherever she is working. Sisters work in the altar breads, the sacristy, the laundry, the kitchen, the Retreat and Faith Centre, the infirmary, and many other jobs are done around the house. At 10.30 sisters avail of soup, tea or coffee for a snack.

At 10.50 a.m the younger/newer sisters meet Sr. Gabrielle for lecture until 11.50 a.m. We read and discuss various subject pertinent to our life. At 12 noon we pray the Office of Readings from the Divine Office and the Angelus.
12.30 is dinner time and dinner is in silence everyday except Thursdays and Sundays, Feast days and other special days. We make a thanksgiving visit to the Blessed Sacrament after dinner. During the next hour we have a half hour meditation and a half hour spiritual reading usually in your room or outside weather permitting.

Between 2 p.m -3 p.m if a sister has study to do, they do it during this time. Each sister would be occupied in completing an earlier task or studying. At 3 p.m we have another Little Hour from the Divine Office. At this time we pray in a special way for the dead by ringing the bell 33 times symbolizing the years our Lord lived.

3.25 p.m snack time in the refectory. For the next hour we study, gets the supper ready, prepare for Mass, and look after the Retreat Centre. At 4.50 p.m – Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and meditation, 5.20 p.m Evening Prayer, and Mass at 5.45 p.m.

The public join us on http://www.churchservices.tv/live/Redemptoristine for meditation, Evening Prayer and Mass. Supper is at 6.30 p.m. We always have recreation at supper. After super we say Night Prayer which is about 7.45 – 8 p.m. We would have recreation for an hour – during the summer, outside for a walk, on the bikes or a game of scrabble indoors. We watch the news a couple of evenings a week. The Great silence begins at 10pm.