Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

Monday, February 11, 2013
Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes World Day of the Sick (Help/Pray for the sick and their care givers.)

Well, we had a good blizzard on Sunday! The radio says we had about 10 inches of snow yesterday. Today it is windy and a wind chill of about zero. A little while ago I went out to take a few snow pictures. Area schools are closed today. I am happy they do that rather than have children outside waiting for buses when the roads are not well plowed and very icy. Sr. Phyllis is standing in front of the BIG snow pile behind Mary Hall. Snow-laden pine trees on the cemetery path are beautiful. My car is a big snow-bump on the parking lot. The view from the library windows into the courtyard is lovely. 

I’ve never seen a flower like this before. It is a Bromeliad plant. It has been blooming a couple weeks already. It is in the Gathering Place in front of the Our Lady of Guadalupe picture.

Last Wednesday the Mailroom Department was honored at Morning Coffee. Penny postcards were in from 1898 until­­­­­­­­­­­­­ 1952 and letter postage was 3 cents from 1932 until1958 when they went to 4 cents for the first ounce. Now first class letters are 46 cents and postcards are 33 cents. Forever stamps were introduced in 2007.

Tomorrow, the day before Ash Wednesday, has many names. For the Franciscan Sisters it is Doughnut Day. So Morning Coffee Break will feature fresh home-made doughnuts. They are so good when fresh and still warm. Our kitchen crew makes them and frosts them with a variety of frostings.

Thursday is Valentine’s Day. I have mine all ready for the First Graders at Lindbergh School in Mrs. Hanson’s room. I read to this class a couple times a month.

Happy Valentine’s Day to you. (This has always been a special day in our family since it was Mom and Dad’s Wedding Anniversary.)

Peace and blessings,
Sister Mary Lou

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