I joined the Poor Clares for 8:00 a.m. Mass at St. Clare’s Monastery of the Infant Jesus. Mass was followed by discussion over muffins. Then it was off to the home of two Sisters who are School Sisters of Notre Dame. I’m not sure which I enjoyed most; the conversation, the lasagna or the cookies! Then we set out for St. Paul’s Monastery for a short prayer service followed by great conversation and S’mores around their new fire pit. The day ended at the home of two Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. There was a presentation of their work, followed by conversation over a bowl of chili. I am so grateful for this opportunity to meet these women and hear their stories. With their work, there is hope for this world!