We live in a much-too-hasty age. There is little or no time to process what happens to us each day. This is even true in religious life. I remember the images I had as a young girl of what it must be like to be a nun: hours of silence, of prayer, of walking on the hillsides. They were, no doubt, images I had seen in vocations ads or in movies. Needless to say, that certainly didn't materialize!