Monday, September 3, 2012

Mother Catherine de Sainte-Mectilde

The inscrutable ways of Divine Providence.
Just when Catherine de Sainte-Mectilde thought she was about to enjoy a respite of stability at Saint-Maur in Paris with her little group of Benedictine refugees from Lorraine, she was asked to take on yet another formidable task. The Benedictine community of Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Secours in Caen was in crisis. The six choir nuns and two lay sisters who composed the community were, to put it plainly, an ignorant lot. The prioress forbade all reading, and judged that one's crucifix could take the place of books. The community was severely dysfunctional. (Read entire post.)

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