God Bless All Those Who Labor

God bless all those who labor in the home, on the farm, in the fields, the offices and factories, the Church, or wherever you labor. Lord, I ask you blessings on all laborers. And I pray for all those who are unemployed and who so desire to labor. I am grateful for all those who labor with and for us here at the Motherhouse.

And Labor Day signals the beginning of a new school year for LOTS of students. I always loved the beginning of the new school year—new beginnings, new students and new teachers, new books and curriculum, new challenges and new hopes and joys. God, bless all teachers and students from pre-school through doctorate programs. May the Holy Spirit enlighten and guide you through your studies.

Either I wasn’t too observant or not much happened around here last week. We received a donation of fresh sweet corn that was a real hit for supper the other evening. We had a meeting of about 25 Directors of Nursing from all over the State. But none-the-less, it was a busy and good week.

Sister Julien, Motherhouse administrator, has a birthday today, but we will celebrate it next Monday. She does so much for all of us and she wears so many hats, it is hard to keep up with her.

The 39th Little Falls Arts and Crafts Fair is next Saturday and Sunday. We have many vendors stay here at St. Francis Center Friday and Saturday nights. I love the Arts and Crafts Fair because I like to see the many and wonderful ways so many people use their talents to create beautiful items. There will be about 600 vendors in the city for the 2-day event.

Here is another of the Elizabeth’s beautiful wooden banners. This one honors Brother Fire. St. Francis says, “Praised be You, my Lord through Brother Fire, through whom You light the night, and he is beautiful and playful and robust and strong.

God bless you and keep you safe and healthy.

Sister Mary Lou

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