In tough part of St. Louis, cloistered nuns continue to pray

Friday, February 22, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CST

ST. LOUIS — During the day, the blocks surrounding the Mount Grace Convent seem to reflect the tranquility inside the cloister walls. With the exception of the hum of traffic on nearby Interstate 70 and the church bells that ring hourly, it's a quiet neighborhood.