Blessing of Our Home

Inscribing the Door, originally uploaded by Edith OSB.

Each year, on Epiphany Sunday, the sisters gather in our front hallway for a ritual blessing of our home. We sing traditional songs, are blessed with incense; then Sister Martha inscribes the initials of the three Magi, the digits of the year, and crosses, in chalk above the entrance into the monastery from the Cloister walk.

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  1. Oh, how I wish the students were on campus for Epiphany and able to partake. Yet another sacred ritual for them to witness that embraces our daily bread. Amen!

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