July 11, 2018

The big news of the day is that today Sister Mary Fabian Schneider is celebrating her 103rd birthday!  Oh, the many blessings and gifts she given to so many people along the way. She is so alert and interested in everything that is going on around here. Just a couple years ago she was still answering phones in the reception office! I can’t imagine how many lives she has touched with her gentle voice and sweet smile. God bless you, Sister. May the Lord continue to keep you in His Loving Care.

Over the weekend we had about 2 inches of rain in our area. The gardens look great…and the weeds are doing well, also.

On June 24th, we celebrated the 75th Jubilee of Sisters Sharon Fyle, Mercita Pipp and Mary Zirbes and the 50th Jubilee of Sister Janice Wiechman. Thank you for the 275 combined years of service you have given as a Little Falls Franciscan Sister…and all the lives you have touched! Congratulations, Sisters, and just keep on going.

Sister Mary is and artist. The Mass program featured 5 of her beautiful drawings. Here is one of them.

Here we had a low-key 4th of July and God provided some mighty fireworks during the night. No storm damage that I am aware of—at least nothing that I saw here on campus.

Last evening I was out and about on my scooter and took a couple pictures of places on campus that I want to share with you.

May all be well with you and with those you love.
Peace and blessings,
Sister Mary Lou


May 21, 2018 

Yesterday was the Feast of Pentecost, the birthday of the Church.  And next Sunday is the Feast of The Most Holy Trinity.  I just read the following pray to The Trinity and want to share it with you:  “Grant to us, O Lord, this day to walk with You as Father, to trust You as Savior, to worship You as Lord; that all our works give You glory.”  I guess that’s the most important agenda item in our life here on earth.

Yesterday or 11 a.m. Mass was a Memorial Liturgy to pray for our deceased Donors…and of course, to remember all our living Donors, too.  We are grateful for all our donors and remember them in our daily prayers.  May God bless and care for all who support our Franciscan Community.

The following are a few pictures from around campus:
an apple tree,

the well from Clare’s Well,

new growth on the pine trees

 the trees have so many beautiful flowers on them

We will have a Volunteer Appreciation Dinner Thursday evening, May 24th.  We are most appreciative of the many people who give of their time and talent to assist us in so many ways.  God bless you.

I just read a very sad note on our bulletin board:  “Sister Annella Henger’s niece (age 48) and her husband, from Wisconsin) were in Iceland fishing.  Janet fell into the river and Brian went after her to save her and both of then drown.  Help was gotten, but too late to save them.  Please keep them and their families in your prayers.  They live in Wisconsin.”  Yes, please keep them in your prayers.

Blessings on the activities of your week.  Peace,
Sister Mary Lou