Sr. Deepa takes advantage of the beautiful weather by doing her study out on the swing.

The Institute for Religious Life has done the cloistered, contemplative communities a great service by hosting a website called Cloistered Life.com.

Recently they added a new feature: A Day Within These Walls, which highlights the monastic day of the Benedictines, Carmelites, Poor Clares and Visitation Nuns. We were happy to accept their invitiation to provide photos and text for the Dominican page.

They hope to have a section up soon for Men's communities.

Do head over and check it out! You'll find both informative and fun. As we say, "It's always nice to see what the neighbors do!".