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Saturday Song – Salve Maria

As we continue our Marian month, I wanted to post this video of some Dominican sisters singing the Salve Maria. These nuns are in an enclosure in Estavayer-le-Lac, Switzerland, where they have lived and prayed for over 700 years!

In the early 90’s, I felt deeply called to a Dominican cloistered life and spent a lot of time at the Monastery of Our Lady of Grace, in Guilford, CT.  I loved being part of all the prayers of the daily office, sung by the nuns, but I most loved Compline, or Night Prayer. It was here that we would end the day with the Salve Maria and then the Great Silence would begin. It was a wonderful time in my life and it was how God led me to my real vocation, being lived out here and now. Thanks be to God!

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