You don’t have to be a Sister to have a “zag” moment. Sister Teresa Gunter witnessed these moments where people went against what may be considered mainstream society. These examples tell about someone’s “zag” moment.

Finishing the job

Last summer, we had a group from Illinois come for a week for a “Mission Trip.” As with many mission trips, there is always painting to be done… and sometimes the weather doesn’t always cooperate. They were supposed to paint railings and banisters around the grounds, but rain was coming down hard.

Time passed and they felt like they never finished the project, so the weekend before school started, seven young ladies came back to finish the job.

That weekend when they had lots to do to get ready for school, they choose to “zag.” They came, painted, played, prayed, and of course ate with us here at the Monastery. When the world was zigging that weekend, they zagged.

Sticking with prayer

We just recently had a directed retreat at the Monastery. That’s where you come and spend a few days in prayer and in silence. You also meet with a director if you want.

Well, there was a lady who was really looking forward to the retreat, however right before she came; she found out that her daughter-in-law was diagnosed with cancer. Torn at what to do, stay and be with her, or go and pray for her.

She chose to zag. The world, with all the craziness, trying to pull you in every direction, pulling you away from God, keeping you distracted; she came on to the retreat. She knew that the best thing she could do for her daughter in law, was to bring her before God in prayer. The world was zigging, she chose to zag to prayer.

The world is zigging, take some time to zag in prayer.

Read Some of Our Sisters' Zag Moments