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Visiting the Little Sisters in Queens

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 05/27/15

Wednesday evening, I was invited out to Queens Village to lead a Holy Hour and Benediction for the Little Sisters of the Poor. I took the opportunity afterward to stroll the grounds, which have some unusual areas for prayer and contemplation, even at night.

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This statue of the Holy Family struck me for a couple of reasons: the family is young and they actually look happy.

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Many thanks to Sister Regina, who extended a gracious welcome, and all the Little Sisters who made my visit so warm and memorable. Several sisters told me they are regular and enthusiastic readers of The Bench—which means I will now happily consideer them as FOTB (Friends of The Bench). One can never have too many nuns for friends.

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The Mother Superior cheerfully told me they have four women making their profession next month. And why not? These gals rock.  St. Jeanne Jugan, pray for us!

UPDATE: Some may remember I paid the Little Sisters a visit last year. My report from then can be found here.And the good sisters even mentioned it on their own blog last fall.

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