Nuns on the Beach


The beach adjacent to the Villa Maria Retreat House on 111th Street is called “Nun’s Beach”- and this morning, the name was fitting. 

No zoom lens on my cell phone camera…and I was too chicken to take a picture as I walked by (Catholic school rules stay with you forever!).  The nuns are the 2 dark spots to the right- in full attire, and collecting shells. 

The IHM Sisters are typically more informal at the beach- so it catches your attention when a visiting order is in town.

Best nun related quote of the day:  Sister James, who lives and works at the retreat house year round, was on her way to morning mass as I was walking by.  She said “You are so faithful”…I think she was referring to my morning routine??   ;)

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  1. Posted June 15, 2009 at 4:44 am | Permalink

    Well, as you know, there’s a picture of a nun on a surf board in my book — it’s one of the sisters from IHM.

    I see a lot of them in Cape May, too, when they’re retreating in what is the southern most building in NJ!

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