Posted by: Patrice Tuohy 🕔
Tuesday 09, July 2019
Categories: Vocation and Discernment,Consecrated Life,Catholic culture
Ever wonder what life in a modern-day monastery is like? Here's your chance to get a sneak peek without leaving home. The Benedictine Sisters of St. Mary’s Monastery in Rock Island, IL have introduced a Virtual Monastery Experience that combines aerial footage and 360 photography of the monastery with information and resources about their way of life. The virtual tour gives discerning women, who may want to become Benedictines themselves, a way to experience life at St. Mary’s before they visit.
“People use the internet to gather information about a school or a vacation spot," says Sr. Stephanie MacDonald, O.S.B., vocation director of the monastery. "So we thought to offer a virtual tour of our monastery as a helpful guide and for those discerning a vocation. It would provide an excellent word of welcome from St. Mary Monastery.”
«La vie religieuse doit permettre la croissance de l'Église par voie d’attraction. L’Église doit être attirante. Réveillez le monde! Soyez témoins d’une autre façon de faire, d’agir, de vivre! Il est possible de vivre autrement dans ce monde. » - Pape François