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A cloistered nun seen thru the "grille" or enclosure within a monastery - designed to separate the nuns from "the world" and to ensure that they have the environment they need for their dedication to the contemplative religious life

Virtues are formed by prayer. Prayer preserves temperance. Prayer suppresses anger. Prayer prevents emotions of pride and envy. Prayer draws into the soul the Holy Spirit, and raises man to Heaven. – St Ephraem of Syria

One of the newly ordained gives his first blessing to one of the seminarians