The Birth of a Butterfly From a Protestant's Eye

The Birth of a Butterfly From a Protestant's Eye February 1

In the beginning...
St. Vincent is only a view, a lovely panorama from my home.
St. Vincent is a cloistered place where few women dare to tread.
St. Vincent is a New monastery forbidden but for a few.
A place for bread...and German nuns serving food.

The beginning of the awakening...
St. Vincent is a theater where creativity abounds.
The Basilica provides beauty beyond my imagination... a
Christmas splendor... a Messiah performance... an awesome
place for weddings and funerals.
The communities began to blend. The panorama comes alive.
Students, female, too, bring life to this lovely, serene
place... a place to be recognized...to be stimulated
through knowledge... through the arts.

And now...
St. Vincent is a true part of our community without losing
beauty, dignity, or purpose.
I feel a part of St. Vincent, as can all who choose to be.
I love St. Vincent and its stimulating people. I am pleased to have experienced the birth of this beautiful
God has blessed us all.

Diana B. Kreiling

Saint Vincent Archabbey - 300 Fraser Purchase Road - Latrobe, Pennsylvania - 15650-2690
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