Thirty years ago, a young Sr. Grace Marie (she was still known by another name back then, one which she forbids me to mention), was stepping into the beginning stages of life as a nun. On the feast of the Nativity of Mary, 1983, she started life as a postulant in the little community of PCPAs in Irondale, Alabama.
As mentioned on our show last week, Mother Angelica had asked her to come a few days earlier because the sisters were going to Nashville to record an album. They needed an alto. It’s kind of an unusual way to begin religious life, but it seems to be quite fitting for our community, which has always seemed to be just a little different anyway.
Last week Sr. Grace Marie received a package in the mail from a dear friend, Br. Michael Baker, MIC. He found this obscure album in a record shop somewhere. You can see Sr. Grace Marie, the lone postulant in the short brown veil. We don’t have a turntable, so we haven’t been able to play it yet, but just having the album has been a fun trip down memory lane.