And this will make your day: the inspiring story of Visitation Monastery, where nuns from a small inner-city monastery foster peace and love on Minneapolis’ North Side.
The “Nuns in the Hood,” as they’re known, are a beloved fixture at peace walks, vigils for the slain, and community causes.
They’ve thrown birthday parties and rounded up school supplies for children who otherwise would have none. They’ve opened their doors to those seeking peace, spiritual sustenance and forgiveness.
Recovering addict Eddie Brown, whom the nuns helped rescue from homelessness, says this:
“To me, the nuns are like angels come from a prayer because the things that they do in north Minneapolis are just unbelievable,” he said. “They’re always thinking of how they can help the neighborhood and the families.” … “They’re our nuns! Every neighborhood should have nuns in the hood!”
As one woman in the hood says:
And it actually makes me feel bad for other neighborhoods. Like, you don’t have a house with nuns? Don’t you just knock on the door and go pray?
Read the article and watch the video (page 2) here.