How We Spent Our Summer, Part 4: A Nun Run!


“So, um, how old do you have to be before you can enter your monastery?” asked a wide-eyed thirteen year-old girl from the other side of the parlor. She gave voice to the query of many a young girl during the annual “nun run” from the Archdiocese of Portland, most of whom were between the ages of thirteen and eighteen.

Nuns in every stage of their monastic journey participated in answering questions, and contributing their own stories and insights during this exchange. By the end of the weekend, the girls will have met Carmelites, Benedictines, Dominicans both active and contemplative, and other consecrated religious in the greater Northwest region. We were happy to be able to host such a lovely group of possible vocations in the Church.