During a particularly bleak time in apartheid South Africa, theologian Peter Storey visited an Anglican convent outside Pretoria and discovered that the sisters maintained a 24-hour prayer vigil on a rotating basis. One sister explained, "You church leaders have a big job to do, and you're always so busy that we wonder whether you spend the time you should in prayer. We try to carry some of that load for you." Although she had never met Storey, she said she knew him quite well. "Your name comes up every day between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m." (Weavings, 26:2).