103-year-old nun to leave convent for first time in 84 years to meet Pope

For the last 84 years she has spent every day of her life behind the cloistered walls of a convent to the north of Madrid but on Friday Sister Teresita, aged 103, will venture into the world outside – to meet the Pope.

Read the rest of the story here.

Too bad he’s not willing to go to her to spare her the shock.  Hopefully she’ll be successful in keeping her eyes closed for the duration of the coming and going.  May God be merciful.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Margaret
    Aug 25, 2011 @ 19:03:57

    I do love that phrase “custody of the eyes”. My poor confessor hears it all too often though I’m afraid.

  2. Mimi
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 21:12:18

    Lord have Mercy indeed.

  3. Elizabeth @ The Garden Window
    Aug 21, 2011 @ 08:53:13

    Dear Lord, the poor soul is going to be in for such a culture shock. Thankfully she is from a generation that was taught “custody of the eyes”……..

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