A Look Into The Visitation Sisters’ Peacock Care Book

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Elle Klein, Freelance Editor

Many years ago, the Visitation Sisters decided to get peacocks to keep at the monastery. The Sisters kept a book to keep track of the peacock’s lives and notes about how to take care of these peacocks. In the care book, it shows that the Sisters named the first few peacocks they got. They named the peacocks after people from the Bible. For example, some of the first peacocks were named Jacob and Issac. They stopped naming the peacocks because they realized that the peacocks tend to pass away often and they did not want to create an attachment to them. This is one of many things they kept track of in the care book. This care book is a very important artifact to Visitation. It is very interesting to see the notes that the nuns took in the 1970s!