Happy Valentine's Day!

I hope you had a great Valentine’s Day. I will pick up m Valentine Bag today when I go to read to First Graders at Lindbergh school…and I am hoping the Children are over their “sugar high” by today.

We had a wonderful “send-off” yesterday for Fr. John Eccleston. Bishop John Kinney was the presider at the Funeral Mass. Many Priests and Sisters attended. The day was very nice. The Liturgy and singing was full and harmonious. We had a Franciscan Wake Service for Fr. John on Tuesday evening. Father John was our Chaplain for nearly 20 years. Eternal Joy to Fr. John and all the deceased. There were two other funerals at 11 a.m. on Wednesday of Relatives of Sisters—Sr. Janice Wiechman’s cousin, Craig Wiechman and Sr. Adella Blonigen’s sister, Agnes Rothstein. So we had to make choices.

This month we are celebrating the State of Louisiana. Yesterday’s menu was Louisiana foods: Catfish, Red beans, Squash, Hush Puppies, Windsor Court Salad, and Cinnamon Raisin Bread Pudding with Bourbon Pecan Sauce.

The latest issue of OUR JOURNEY was just published this week. So far, I’ve only read the first two articles: “First International mission: Yunguyo, Peru” and ”Education: Franciscan Sisters at the Forefront.” If you do not receive our magazine, and would like to get it, let me know and I will get you on the mailing list. You can also read it here online: http://www.fslf.org/pages/OurJourneyPublication/

Last week we celebrated the Dietary Department. We had wonderful ice cream treats. We all appreciate the many ways this group of workers serve us; good food, graciously served.

Lent starts next week. Are you ready for it?

Peace and blessing on you. Sister Mary Lou

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