|Happy Birthday Sister Julien!|
Today Fr. Tony Kroll will preside at a Bilingual Liturgy—lots of Spanish hymns. I admit, we are getting better at the pronunciation of the Spanish words in these songs. Many of songs have very nice, catchy melodies.
Last week we celebrated the birthday of Sister Julien, Motherhouse Administrator.
According to the calendar, fall begins on the 22nd, 10 days from today! The look of fall is starting to appear-- tree leaves falling and turning yellow, red and orange, nights getting cooler and day-time temperatures in the 70s. Yesterday’s windy 80 degrees felt a lot like summer! I got a new hair-do every time I went outside.
New this year was a Market Place Fair on the West Side of the River. The Market Place welcomed 35 new vendors to complement the handcrafted items found with the traditional artisan vendors in the Arts and Crafts Fair. The dates for next year are September 7 & 8, 2013.
Kaitlin Depuydt, the new Associate Director of the Franciscan Community Volunteers, e-mailed me that her mother would be at the Fair…so I went looking in Section A until I found the two of them selling Big Leaf concrete ornaments.
At morning coffee break tomorrow we celebrate the birthday of Community Minister, Sister Bea. Happy Birthday and thanks for all you do for us Franciscan Sisters.
The St. Gabriel’s Nursing Class of 1953, will celebrate their reunion here on Sunday, the 16th.
I have several Secular Franciscan gatherings the next few days…a memorial service for our deceased members at the Cemetery at Camp Ripley on Thursday, our regular Fraternity gathering on Saturday in Brainerd, and to Duluth on Sunday to meet with the new Fraternity there that we sponsor.
Peace and blessings,
Sister Mary Lou