November 1, 2017 Feast of All Saints
We have an interesting crew of “characters” around the building yesterday. They bring smiles to lots of faces.
Our week of Community Meetings is now over. We gather again in February 2018. What do I carry with me? I carry a sense of gratitude for the 16 women who founded our Community and a sense of gratitude for the 124 women who now make up our Franciscan Community.
One day when I was distracted, I took the word “assembly” and found 34 words using the letters in that word! Now isn’t that profound?
Sister Helen Hassler, age 83, went on to her new life in heaven the first day of our gathering, October 21, 2017. Her funeral was at 3 p.m. the last day of our meetings. I am sure she was watching over us each day.
I fund this poem among my treasures:
On the table, side by side
The Holy Bible and the TV Guide.
One is well worn, but the other cherished with pride.
Not the Bible, but the TV Guide.
One is used daily to help folks decide.
No! It isn’t the Bible, it’s the TV Guide.
As pages are turned, what shall we see?
Oh, what does it matter? Turn on the TV.
So they open the book in which they confide.
No. Not the Bible, it’s the TV Guide.
The word of God is seldom read.
Maybe a verse when they fall into bed.
Exhausted and sleepy and tired as can be.
Not from reading the Bible, but watching TV.
So then back to the table, side by side
Are the Holy Bible and the TV Guide.
No time for prayer, No time for the Word.
The Plan of Salvation is seldom heard.
Forgiveness of sin, so full and free,
Is found in the Bible, not on TV.
Yesterday, today and tomorrow we have a Blood Drive going on. Our goal is 220 units.
We are grateful for all those generous people who come to share the gift of life.
Today is the Feast of All Saints. Happy Day to all you living Saints of God.
Thursday we remember in prayer all the Faithful Departed on All Souls Day.
Today we had many wonderful volunteers come and help us stuff envelops for the Christmas Appeal.
Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday. Set clocks back.
Next week is National Vocation Awareness Week. If you are not sure what that means, google it.
Peace and blessings,
Sister Mary Lou