Yesterday turned out to be one of those days that is full of surprises. A doctors appointment took the Old Salt and me into the city. Anytime we have to make that long trip we try to complete as many other errands as possible while we are there, it saves both gas money and travel time. First, the weather was beautiful so we had a lovely lunch at a sidewalk cafe. Then during a stop at the shopping mall we happen to meet two Nuns all dressed in red near the parking lot.
I am a life long Catholic, but, I do not recall ever seeing Nuns dressed in red before, so we stopped to talk with them. I learned that the Sisters were members of the Redemptoristine Order and part of a small group of Cloistered Nuns, who live a contemplative monastic life in the small town of Ligouri, Missouri. The red color of their habits represents the Blood of Christ and the medal of the Risen Redeemer represents Christ’s redeeming love.
The younger Nun was from the Phillippines. The Old Salt lived in the PI for six years in his early days in the navy, so he had a good time brushing up his rusty Tagalog during his conversation with her.
I took the following photo from the Sisters website.
You can learn more about the Red Nuns by visiting their website. Just click here.
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