Who is a Nun?
By their hidden life they proclaim prophetically that in Christ alone is true happiness to be found, here by grace and afterwards in glory. (Constitutions of the Nuns of the Order of Preachers) For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord….For God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. (2 Corinthians 4:5-6)
Hosea 2:14 “Therefore, I am now going to allure her; I will lead her into the wilderness and speak tenderly to her.”
A nun is a woman who belongs to a religious order and takes the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. Their vows are publicly accepted by superiors in the name of the Church. They make solemn vows after a period of temporary or simple vows.
Their most important work is the recitation of the Liturgy of the Hours or Divine Office in common, and engage in some work to support themselves. Nuns live a contemplative cloistered life in a monastery.
“Cloistered” refers to living within the confines of the monastery walls. Their lives are hidden with Christ in God.” Colossians 3:3
We believe that our union with God contributes to the salvation of all people, and that our prayers for humanity touch the lives of the entire humanity.
They have removed themselves from the distractions of a worldly life to the cloister, devoting their lives to the search for God through prayer. It is not a self-centered meditation.