Where do you see God?

We start the day with warm sunshine, even though the temperatures are a little chilly. I will not complain. There are lots of folks working in their Community Garden Plot. Yesterday I counted 14 cars parked on the edges. It’s great to see the little plants growing.

Friday (7th), is the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. This is always a special day for us. Many of our Sisters have special devotion to the Sacred Heart … and also our Chapel is Sacred Heart Chapel. May Jesus bless you and us in special ways every day. And may we remember to thank God for these blessings!

Sister Ruth just made an announcement on the radio program, Party Line, program that she still has tomato and pepper plants for sale ... half price this week.

Sunday, June 9th, is the 25th Anniversary celebration of Clare’s Well. “Clare’s Well is a Women’s Spirituality Farm near Annandale, MN. It offers a safe, reverent space for reflecting and exploring. It is a place of hospitality and a loving respect for all of creation. All are welcome in this place.” (Clare’s Well brochure) One attraction is the two frisky little goats. For more information see their website: http://www.Clareswell.org.

A note on my calendar reminded me to check the website:  http://flclittlefalls.org. When at First Lutheran Church several months ago, I heard Pastor Dave talk about his upcoming 3,900 mile bike trip from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans—Norfolk, VA to San Francisco, CA. He started the trip May 19th and plans to finish on July 10th. During this Sabbatical, reflective time, he will be praying for his congregation and reflecting on the questions: “Where do you see God? Where, now, do you experience God?” Let us pray for his safety. He will go through VA, KY, IL, MO, KS, CO, UT, NV, and CA. A couple years ago he biked along side the Mississippi River from New Orleans to Little Falls. Lots of time for prayer and reflection! God bless him.

Over the weekend, I attended the Secular Franciscan Regional Gathering at Kings Retreat Center in Buffalo, MN. There were about 60+ of us there. Saturday evening we had a prayer service to remember all those who have died since last June. We had 11 Sisters on our list of Little Falls Franciscan Sisters. The School Sisters of St. Francis from Milwaukee, Wisconsin had 29 on their list. Before each group read the names on their list they lighted one votive candle.

Work continues to be done on beautifying the Peace Garden. Here are a couple of pictures. I also noted the new growth on the pine trees.

The lilacs continue to delight us. Sr. Joel has beautiful bouquets in Chapel.

The Bloodmobile is coming June 18, 19, and 20th. Mark your calendars.

Peace and blessings (Pax et Bonum)
Sister Mary Lou

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