Another weekend of beautiful music

We had a weekend of beautiful music here on campus. Friday night and Saturday the St. Francis Music Center had their Spring Festival Recitals. One can be very proud of the achievements of these students.

Saturday the Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota presented Requiem in d Minor by W.A. Mozart with a Chamber Orchestra. Those 50+ singers and 20+ orchestra members made for a beautiful musical experience for a Chapel full of listeners. It’s hard to express in words the experience of this great piece of music. Thank you for coming again to perform in our Chapel. The Chorale performed here ten years ago in their first year of their existence. There was a reception in St. Francis Hall after the performance. Thank you, Chorale and Orchestra, for sharing your talents with us here in Little Falls.

Sunday afternoon the St. Francis Community Chorale presented their Spring Concert for us in our Chapel.  The first half of the production featured music honoring the gift of water. Another high-light of the afternoon was Celo V'ec's  beautiful singing of “Old Man River.” I had goose-bumps as I listened. The second half of the program was a lighter theme with “60’s” music. After the concert everyone was invited to St. Francis Hall to have goodies and visit with the performers and guests. Thank you for sharing your talents, also.

Tomorrow is the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker. Pope Pius XII instituted this feast of St. Joseph in 1955.  The day is dedicated to the dignity of labor and to honoring workers throughout the countries of the world. St. Joseph worked as a carpenter to provide the necessities for his family. Let us pray for: --parents who struggle to raise their children with upright values,  --for just salaries for all who make a living by the work of their hands—for parents who by their love and faithfulness are models of faithful commitment in our fragmented societies.  St.  Joseph,  pray for us.

Next Sunday, May 6, the St. Camillus Place Advisory Board will again sponsor Spring Magic. There is a dinner at noon with a dance from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Falls Ballroom for people in Morrison County who are developmentally disabled. The purpose of this event is to provide an opportunity to attend a social event that may otherwise not be available to people with developmental disabilities in Morrison County. The philosophy is to provide the dinner and afternoon entertainment, with donations from the participants and guests helping meet the associated expenses. Three of us Sisters are members on the Advisory Board. Thank you to all the businesses who donated to the help pay expenses.

God bless you this week,
Peace and blessings,
Sister Mary Lou

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