Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Are Cloistered Sisters and Brothers a Waste of People Who Could Be Working For the Church?

Some say that those who pray for the world in cloistered monasteries and convents are a waste because they could be "doing something" like running a hospital or some other ministry such as teaching or working with the poor. I firmly believe one day in Heaven we will all owe a great deal of thanks to the cloistered religious who pray for us night and day.


  1. Thank God for their prayer!

  2. Along with martyrdom, contemplative orders are the ultimate witness and contradiction to wordly thinking.