Contemplation means, among other things, seeing the real. Our founding sister, Sister Maria Aloysia Wolbring, saw the real in the elderly at a time when there were no nursing homes. Some elderly persons who had no family came to live in the convent in Delphos, Ohio, where our foundress lived for five years. One woman was called the “praying mama,” because she prayed loudly all day long, but the sisters knew the praying mama was the presence of Christ as truly as Christ was present in their convent chapel. Contemplation sees such reality.