Nice article on the life of Carmelite Nuns in Sioux city.
Though I think the reporter has an overly idealistic view of religious life.
Theirs is a lifestyle free from distraction; one lived on the other side of the these golden bars; one dedicated to God.
Religious life is not free from distraction. Reading the lives of the Carmelite saints I have been disabused of the notion of some perfect community living in a cloister.