Contemplative community established in China-- first since 1949
Catholic World News - May 27, 2014
For the first time since the rise of the country’s Communist regime, a contemplative monastery has been opened in China, the AsiaNews service reports.
The monastery of St. Augustine’s Garden was established in the Shanxi province, with the blessing of both the local bishop and the government’s director of religious affairs. Three women religious have joined the new community. Their leader, Sister Mary Niu Shufen, said: “The monastery is not my work, but God’s work, as He looks after both the small and the big works.”
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