cloistered nuns

had a chance to thank (and take picture of) the nuns in the cloister after they sang the most beautiful rendition of ‘ave maria’ after mass.

my entry to WPC’s daily post: grid

convento de santa isabel, salamanca, spain

convento de santa isabel,
salamanca, spain

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11 Responses to cloistered nuns

  1. Sue Slaght says:

    Lola this will likely seem like a silly question but can you describe cloistered?

    • lolaWi says:

      Hi Sue, ‘cloistered’ is a way of life within the monastery, a place occupied by a community living under religious vows. it is a life apart from the outside world. i have a friend who spent 8 years in the monastic life and according to him, all they do is work and pray; no contact with the outside world, leaving the monastery only once or twice a year – for medical and dental check up. check this site for a very interesting insight of the cloistered life. http://www.cloisteredlife.com/a-day-within-the-walls/

    • lolaWi says:

      happy to share with you, Sue. cloistered or monastic life is a selfless vocation not for everyone. 🙂

  2. Amy says:

    It’s a perfect photo for the grid theme, Lola! I’m glad to read your response to Sue. I remember see it in Spain, where nuns were selling cookies through the metal grid in the church.

  3. A very interesting take on the challenge, Lola. I can only imagine how beautiful their singing was. 🙂

    • lolaWi says:

      thank you so much Sylvia. we didn’t know that the nuns were there until they sang. such angelic voice; the priest commented later that it was a foretaste of the choir in heaven 🙂 🙂

  4. Laura says:

    Wonderful photo for the challenge.

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