CHARLESTON SC (CR News) — The topic of conversation lately in the convent on King Street has been about greatness. According to a usually reliable source, the rumors started with what, at first, appeared to be an illegal still (sic) discovered in a remote corner of a second floor workspace. Actually, it appears as if something very different was taking place. Somehow, the unusual looking device was about saving time and enabling healthier meals for the nuns.
Over the years, many Charlestonians have wondered what actually happens in a convent like the one in the Historic District. What do religious people like monks, nuns, brothers and sisters do when they’re not making wine, selling eggs, growing mushrooms, or aging cheese? We sent a correspondent recently to get the answer.
Our news team visited the Media Nuns here in Charleston. These sisters devote their lives to using media to share the love of Christ with the world. We arrived just in time to witness a conversation between Sr. Lulu and Sr. Charlie. The conversation goes a long way toward explaining the rumors swirling around downtown about “greatness on King Street” or “greatness among the sisters.”
EDITOR’S NOTE: We’re sharing our video below along with digital Prayer Cards for each of the sisters currently assigned to the convent.
It turns out that greatness is a reflection of faith. It’s true that the nuns do think of each other as great people, but that’s not because of who they are. It’s actually about who they’re hanging out with.
Everyday each sister enters into the real presence of Jesus. They actually visit with Him personally. They do it for at least an hour. The practice is called “Eucharistic Adoration,” and it has been part of the Church in some form since Jesus started the Church nearly 2000 years.
“And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”(Mt 28:20, NRSV)
When asked about this practice, Sr. Linda explained, “His greatness just seems to rub off on a person when that person sets aside time to visit Him.”
John answered them, “I baptize with water. Among you stands one whom you do not know, the one who is coming after me; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandal.”(Jn 1:26-27, NRSV)
We’re planning to follow this story to see what else we might learn about greatness in the convent on King Street. We’ll update you as we uncover any more facts.
That’s our story, and we’re sticking to it. It’s cool to be Catholic. COOL2B!