Good and Bad Nuns
Stay in the monastery and
benefit from the virtuous example of other nuns. There will always be
conflicts among nuns who have many personal desires and complaints from the
carnally minded. But there will always be some good nuns. To tolerate the
carnal is a proof of virtue but to imitate the virtuous is your source of
hope. Those nuns whom you will patiently endure and those whom you will
calmly imitate are both useful to your soul.
The Apostle says: "Gladly
put up with fools because you are wise yourselves." "...be strong
to bear the infirmities of the weak and do not please yourselves; instead,
please your neighbors by doing good for their edification."
So dear sister, let not the
complaints of the carnal irk you; but be consoled by the life of the good
St. Leander of Seville: "The Training of Nuns," Chap. 25