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Chiara Francesco

Brigittine Servitores Of The Most Holy Savior - Tyler, Tx

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inperpetuity

Did you look at these women's schedule? They sleep less than 6 hours a night! O.M.G.!!!

I know, Sr. actually brought this up and said that visitors and postulants are not held to this wake up time.

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Gabriela

I know, Sr. actually brought this up and said that visitors and postulants are not held to this wake up time.

 

Visitors and postulants, maybe not. But what about the rest of the women? I mean, that can't be healthy for most people, who need at least 7-8 hours of sleep a night...

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To Jesus Through Mary
Wow!! I think I would be awfully grumpy after about a week of sleeping like that. Serious grace to live that out.

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marigold

Visitors and postulants, maybe not. But what about the rest of the women? I mean, that can't be healthy for most people, who need at least 7-8 hours of sleep a night...

 

I don't know - I've definitely read that restricting sleep is healthier. Probably not to extremity (although it is given to some saints to stay up all night praying, even in our lazy time!) but in the sense of not overdoing it. Call me deluded but in the monastery I always worked and prayed better when I was on the skimping end of a normal night, than when we slept in.

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inperpetuity
I don't know which would be harder, sleeping through only 6 hours, getting up after only 3 or 4 hours for Matins, and then sleeping a few more hours. I do know that getting only 6 hours now is tough, but I wonder if you have the vocation, you get the grace?

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marigold

I don't know which would be harder, sleeping through only 6 hours, getting up after only 3 or 4 hours for Matins, and then sleeping a few more hours. I do know that getting only 6 hours now is tough, but I wonder if you have the vocation, you get the grace?

 

Probably. And effort.

 

I'd find the broken sleep harder, I think, because that'd be more like two long naps. But people adjust. Again, grace and effort :)

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truthfinder
16 hours ago, Marsabielle said:

Does anyone have any updates on this community?

I was just looking them up recently on the diocese of Tyler website, and as far as I can tell, its only one nun. She does have a blog, but not a lot of details there either.

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Nunsuch
5 minutes ago, truthfinder said:

I was just looking them up recently on the diocese of Tyler website, and as far as I can tell, its only one nun. She does have a blog, but not a lot of details there either.

So it's not a community.... 

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Marsabielle
On 9/28/2017 at 5:03 PM, Nunsuch said:

So it's not a community.... 

Out of curiosity, how many members must there be for it to be so? And must these be professed?

 

thanks.

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Nunsuch
9 minutes ago, Marsabielle said:

Out of curiosity, how many members must there be for it to be so? And must these be professed?

 

thanks.

Canonically, there need to be at least 3 professed members to even be considered for official status. But, under no circumstances is a single person by any definition a "community." 

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