THE sacrifice of deciding to spend the rest of one’s life in a closed religious order lacks appeal to most people today.
Distracted by a glitzy world, the number of men or women choosing a monastic lifestyle is understandably dwindling.
Yet, as the Discalced Carmelite nuns of Ormiston reveal in this week’s Catholic Leader, there are many rewards to devoting one’s life so completely to God.
The ability to find solitude, work together for a common cause, to be self-sufficient, and to escape the pressures of modern living – these are just a few of the advantages.
It makes one wonder whether perhaps the nuns have found a paradise the rest of today’s society has been seeking.