Tuesday, September 9, 2014


We interrupt our series on animal patrons to bring an important message to all our friends! Not that this is a hint!

We learn something new everyday - even in the monastery!  September 17, the feast of St. Hildegard of Bingen, Benedictine saint and Doctor of the Church, is also INTERNATIONAL BUY A NUN A BOOK DAY. 

Joseph Brown- USA

The idea behind the day is simple. Nuns often don’t have the opportunity to choose a book for themselves or don't have the money. They have to rely on what is already in the monastery library, or on what they are given.

This is YOUR chance to show a nun that you value her by delighting her with a book. So, find a nun and ask her what book or ebook she would like and
present her with a copy on 17 September-  then pray for her.

Some will ask you for titles they can use in their work. Others may ask for poetry or a novel that would normally be unavailable to them. The requests will be as many and various as the nuns  themselves. If you are not sure what to get, give a Kindle gift card. I have never met a nun who does not like to read!

Information from iBenedictines- nuns of Holy Trinity Monastery, Howton Grove Priory, U.K       

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