Holy Thursday, March 29, 2018

May these last days of Holy Week fill your heart and soul with many blessings of peace and gratitude for the many blessings the Lord give us today and every day.

We had three Sisters die in March: Sister Donna Guyott, (age 77), on March 11th, Sister Donna Zetah (age 88) on March 15th and Sister Janet Kunkel (age 86) on March 21st,.  May they all be having a joyous Holy Week and Easter in Heaven.

Our Holy Thursday Services is at 7 p.m. tonight with adoration until 10 p.m. here at the Motherhouse.

The Silent Walk for Peace through down town Little Falls for tomorrow—Good Friday--have been cancelled because of impending rainy/snowy weather.
We will have Stations of the Cross in our Chapel at 11 a.m.  Good Friday Services will be at 2 p.m.

Easter Vigil Services on Saturday evening start at 8 p.m. with the blessing of the fire and the lighting of the Easter Candle. I would say this is my favorite night of the year because of the wonderful Liturgical Services…darkness, then the lighting of the Easter Candle, the lighting of the small candles that the people hold during the procession and the first part of the service, the joyous music and the glorious Easter Vigil Mass!  May God be praised through our worship this holy night.   Our Easter Sunday Mass is at 8:30 a.m., the usual time.

My Easter Prayer for you is:  May Christ, Our Risen Savior, bless you and those you love with peace and joy.

Happy Easter,
Sister Mary Lou


March 6, 2018

By looking out the window today, you’d never know that everything was shut down yesterday because of a blizzard. All schools were closed. Snowy, icy roads made travel difficult and not safe.  We had about a foot of snow and there was a 40 mph wind pushing it all about.

National Catholic Sisters Week starts March 5th, on International Woman’s Day which is based at Saint Mary’s University of MN in Minneapolis. Because women religious are not as visible and tend to be older, many Catholics have never interacted with Sisters and this is a chance to get to know them.

Last week we had Community Meetings from Tuesday afternoon until Friday afternoon. The main agenda item was to elect new Leadership Sisters. The two pictures below tell the results of our work.  We are happy about the outcome and we pray for them as they prepare to assume their new responsibilities—which will happen mid-June. 

Daylight Savings Time starts Sunday. Set the clocks ahead one hour sometime before Sunday morning.

Peace and blessings on your day.
Sister Mary Lou