domenica 5 dicembre 2021

Stati Uniti
As nuns depart, locals hope to keep iconic Hollywood monastery open

(Ann Rodgers, Angelus)
Hidden beneath the Hollywood Sign overlooking a city famed for materialism, a community of cloistered Dominican nuns has prayed for nearly a century for the people of Los Angeles, for all who suffer worldwide, and for neighbors who come to them with their troubles. Now the Monastery of the Angels is down to its last few members, the majority of whom have asked the Dominican order to close their community. Neighbors, preservationists, and longtime volunteers at the monastery have expressed alarm about the sisters and the property. As of Friday afternoon, more than 2,300 people had signed a petition asking for the monastery to be kept open. (...)