Welcome everyone to this week's edition of Pink Saturday, hosted by Beverly at How Sweet the Sound. Last week I shared several emails with a dear lady and fellow blogger concerning the power of prayer. That conversation reminded me of a very special group of women living in north St. Louis, who have devoted their entire lives to spending time in prayer. They also happen to be a group of ladies that would be perfect for Pink Saturday.
I am, of course, referring to the the Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters who enjoy the distinction of being perhaps the most recognizable religious congregation in the St. Louis region, Although many people, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, might not know them by their formal name, simply mention the "Pink Sisters," and they'll know who you're talking about.
The "Pink" Sisters, named for the bright color of their habits, are a cloistered-contemplative missionary congregation. Intercessory prayers are offered for all, through perpetual adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. The rose colored habits represent a devotion to the Holy Spirit as the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity. The sisters were founded in 1896 by Saint Arnold Janssen, a German priest.
Except for medical treatment and three annual visits to family, the sisters do not leave the convent. A gray habit is worn outside the convent. While the sisters do not take a vow of silence, generally it is quiet outside of recreation times twice a day. At these times, sisters do a variety of things together, from crafts and hobbies to outdoor sports.
The Pink Sisters do not often allow themselves to be photographed so all of the attached photos have been taken from their website and from newspaper articles the nuns and the archdiocese have approved. The Pink Sisters also have convents in Corpus Christi and Philadelphia plus several other countries. Click here to see their website.
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