The Christmas decorations are disappearing

This must be the “January lull.” The Christmas decorations are disappearing and put away for another year. The weekly calendar is not packed with activities and events. Sister Kizzie made a snowlady—little in size because of the lack of snow. I took a picture yesterday because when our temperatures go to the 40s+ today the snow won’t last long!

The past days we’ve had notices of the deaths of a number of family members of employees and the brother of one of our Sisters. May all the deceased be enjoying Life with the Lord. And we wish peace, strength and courage for the living members of the families.

Last night Channel Kare 11 TV did a 5-or 6-minute segment on our Sister Karen Niedjelski, Kindergarten teacher at St. Andrew’s School in Elk River. The program was very interesting and very well done. I think it would be fun to sit in on her classes. Those are lucky children who are in her class. Click here to view the video clip.

On Saturday, the 7th, we will have our Sisters’ Christmas/Epiphany celebration…always good food and good visiting.

Next week we will have the first of three computer Technology Inservice programs for those of us who need to know about what the machine is capable of doing.

January 8—14 is National Migration Week—a time to remember the giftedness and blessings Migrants are and be welcoming and hospitable to them who find themselves far away from home and in a vulnerable situation.

The Bloodmobile will be here Wednesday and Thursday (11th and 12th) from 1 to 7 p.m. and Friday (13th) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you wish to make an appointment, call Sr. Julien at 632-0663.

And, of course, the big event of January is on Sunday, the 15th: the Celebration of the 100th Birthday of Sr. Justina, with Mass at 11 a.m. and an Open House from 2 – 4 p.m.

The quote from my calendar is: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not and act but a habit.” -- Aristotle

Peace and God’s protection on each of us. Sister Mary Lou

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