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New Mexican (Newspaper) - October 2, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico THE NEW MEXICAN Sunday October 2 2005 Working Learning the confusing lingo of the cloistered nun Continued from Page El nuns to pray for the evacuees The nuns receive about 20 prayer requests a day Most come through the The turn is a Lazy Susan of sorts built into a wall with the peti tioner on one side and the nun on the other Neither can see the other If you want to leave an intention you can write it down and leave in the turn You can leave donations there loo The nuns do have a com puter but its used only for work The sisters have to earn a living within the bigger com munity of the Catholic Church They serve as a clearing house for the Eucharist hosts that are used during Mass They get the hosts from the Benedic tines and then distribute them as needed to Northern New Mexico parishes Its not very says Sister Mary They live mostly on alms and food donations We have to buy very she says They have their own gardens but they dont eat much espe cially now that they are in the strictest time of the monastic fast calendar They have a big meal for lunch with just some soup or bread for breakfast or dinner but they call lunch and dinner which must get really confusing when making a lunch date Or is it a dinner date They live by a strict schedule that starts at requires a bedtime and includes mysticalsounding Catholic things like the great silence and examination of They talk very little through out the dav Thcv can ask each The cloistered nuns use the turn at the Carmelite Monas tery for most outside interac tion including getting their mail The faithful also leave written prayer requests in the turn other questions that are ger mane to the task they are doing but otherwise are only permit ted to speak freely during two hours they call the recreational period But they make the most of those two hours We laugh and says Sister Mary We really have But they do occasionally have little she says Who stole my stole Get it Now lets get to the impor tant part Their clothes and hair Their js hair is very short under their habits Not crewcut short says Sister Mary but tidy short Their habits are dark blue with an accent of wliite for the head thingy which I guess is called a wimple I had to look that up Did you know wimple also means to cause a I would suck as a nun Id never know what anyone was talking about Theyd tell me to show up at dinner in my wim ple and Id be there at supper with a sock on my head Photos by Christine New Mexican The Carmelite Monastery near Museum Hill is completely enclosed by a wall and the nuns greet visitors through a screen The habit goes to the floor and covers all skin except the face They wear the same clothing every day Their habits never change Get it Habits dont change Ha ha And I am very silly And no I dont have a problem with They dont have dressup hab its for special occasions Its so nice to have the says Sister Mary Theres no No question of which crucifix to wear with which shoes But Sister Mary knows her simple life isnt for everyone Some nuns cant take it and end up leaving Its a she says About my mentor Ive been the happiest person that God says Sister Mary 76 She grew up in the Chicago area and had normal teenage years dating boys and doing her hair But she knew by 16 that she wanted to be a nun When she asked herself How can I best spend my life she knew it was in prayer Some receive the attrac tion early In life some later she says Its a very individual Her parents werent thrilled They asked her to wait until she was older She agreed and went to nursing school but as soon as she was 21 she became a nun The adjustment was dif Sister Mary says But 1 never felt 1 wasnt She has missed a lot in life including her parents funer als but Sister Mary never regretted her decision Prayer is a chance to be in tune with all the she says St Teresa of Avila was a Car melite nun and mystic in the 1500s who reformed the Car melites changing their focus to a simple life of poverty devoted to ABOUT THE CARMELITES The Carmelites takes their name from Mount Carmel in the Holy Land The order originated in the 13th century when a group of hermits decided to live at Mount Carmel They called themselves Little Brothers of the Virgin Mary of Carmel and followed her example in their service In the 1400s the Church sanc tioned the creation of the Car melite nuns Today there are almost a cloistered Carmelite nuns in 79 monasteries throughout the world The Carmelite Monastery in Santa Fe was founded in 1945 and accepts new nuns who are 21 to 35 years old Drive A dozen trophies and counting Continued from Page El house is dedicated to them Along with the tro phies it houses the sports drinks and champagne bottles Miller has won after many races but never cracked open When you win its a very rewarding he says There are racers that race their whole lives and never Miller is so good at drag racing that he traveled to an allstar race in Chicago on Saturday where he raced his supergas car The top racers from each of the seven divisions in the country get to race in the allstar race Miller placed first in divi sion five He is ranked fourth in the country in Assistant Principle Matt Martinez At the level he competes on you have to be dedicated and professional which is the same way he is in class Martinez said He makes sure that everything gets It might seem like courage is one trait a drag racer would have to have in ample supply But Miller says he uses his courage more often in his classroom where the stares of 20 children often give him more jitters than parking his car at the starting line Drag racing and teaching are very he says But definitely walking into a classroom in front of 24 kids takes a lot of Weather Proofing Tips Saving Energy Isnt a Pipe Dream Insulate those least thought about areas Ss o rate iqmvwirts td isp you cozy Jis ninsf aid tea pjr eerjy bS sore titii tw cf areas haie Stpringy saisljYig Consider 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