All Saints Sisters of the Poor in Catonsville

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Photos by Jen Rynda; story by Heather Norris

For the nuns at All Saints Sisters of the Poor convent on Hilton Avenue, every day is like living in a history book.

In the morning, the women wake up in their small, sparsely furnished cells inside the nearly century-old convent building.

Between services in the convent’s chapel, they make rosaries, hand-craft prayer cards and tend to the numerous gardens located throughout more than 90 acres the order owns at the end of Hilton Avenue, in the middle of the Patapsco Valley State Park.

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