April 02, 2017
Our only cloistered community of nuns pray, wait for monastery
by Bishop Thomas John Paprocki
This past March 22, I had the privilege of presiding at a special election. This was not the typical political election to which we have become accustomed in the United States. The election began with the chanting of the hymn, Come O Creator Spirit, and a prayer asking for the Spirit to guide the electors “to desire only what is good.” After the Holy Spirit was invoked, two “tellers” were elected. The “tellers” are the people who count the ballots. After taking an oath to faithfully discharge their duties, they distributed ballots to the electors, who then wrote their ballots in secret. The ballots were then collected and counted in my presence. After everything was found to be in order and a winner was certified, it was my privilege as the one presiding at the election to announce the winner. We then closed the election process by singing a hymn of praise and thanksgiving to God.
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