Thursday, October 3, 2019

The Nuns Behind the Wall

Sister Marva Coakley, Prioress of Saint Martin Monastery

By By Hadassah Deleveaux (née Hall)

It was the first time I entered the Saint Martin Monastery – a place over the hill I’ve passed multiple times. I have never had reason to enter the property but recently decided to find out what’s happening behind the blue wall.

I was escorted down the hall to the conference room by Sister Mary Benedict whom I later learned was once Superintendent of Catholic schools. Before closing the door, with a smile she said, “Feel comfortable. You’re home now. People think we’re different, but we’re all the same.”  Read more >>