Tuesday afternoon already. My first thought was, “What can I write about today?” Then I started a list and came up with many ideas. So I will write in random order as I look at the list.
Last Wednesday I did an EnLUNCHment presentation on the Secular Franciscan Order. Because a number of folks had to miss it that day, I did it again this noon. Had I been asked to do that presentation 15 years ago, I would have been finished in two sentences. Now, because I’ve been working with the Secular Franciscans these 15 years, I know a lot about their Order. Many of our Sisters have been Spiritual Assistants with various Fraternities. The Little Falls Fraternity will have Profession of 4 new members on September 9th here in our Motherhouse Sacred Heart Chapel. Our Brainerd Fraternity will have Profession of 3 new members on Saturday, August 25th.
Each month we celebrate a State. Our Dining Adventure this month was foods from Iowa. Some of the foods we had that day were: corn on the cob, edamame (unripe soybeans before they are cooked--great on salads), corn muffins, stuffed pork chops, Maderite Sandwiches.
Wednesday (8/22), we will have a One-Day Bloodmobile blood drive starting from 1-7 p.m. It is for Type-O blood, but, because they always are short of blood in the summer, they will take anyone who comes.
Saturday, August 25th the St. Francis High School Class of 1952 will be here to celebrate their 60th reunion. There will be a special Mass at 5 p.m.—No Communion Service at 11 a.m.
Each month one of the Motherhouse Departments is honored. This month it is the Gift Shop that is being recognized and shown appreciation. All of us who work there will also be part of the appreciation. I’ll have a picture next week.
Thursday the Sisters and Employees will serve the meal for the Share-A-Meal dinner at First Lutheran Church here in town. Usually about 60 to 80 people come for the meal. It is open to anyone who wishes to come for a free meal. God bless all those who serve and all those who come for the meal.
Our Sister Lillian Kroll will have an Art Show from September 5 to October 28 at the Evelyn Matthies Porthole Gallery (712 Washington St., Brainerd, MN 56401). Hours are Monday – Saturday 9:30 – 5 p.m. Artist’s Reception is Saturday, September 22, 1 – 3 p.m. and is open to the public. She has some lovely paintings.
Let us pray for gentle rains and no severe storms.
God bless you.
Sister Mary Lou