July 10, 2013
I hope you had a safe 4th of July. I spent the day with my family and at the West Union, MN 4th of July Parade. This parade was started about 27 years ago by the 4-H group. It is a great parade for a little, rural town. Here are few pictures so show you what I mean.
Today is Sister Fabian Schneider’s 98th Birthday. Happy Birthday to you, Sister. Thank you for all the good you’ve done these many years. She still works two mornings a week at the Convent Switchboard.
Tomorrow is the Feast of St. Benedict. We wish all the Benedictine Sisters, Priests and Brothers a Happy Feast Day. Special wishes to Father Michael who comes to preside at Mass here at the Motherhouse three times a week…and he will be celebrating Eucharist with us tomorrow.
A second duck, Agnes, made her nest in the courtyard. The eggs hatched on the 4th of July and were ushered out of the courtyard early on July 5th. Mother Agnes and her brood of 9 ducklings headed straight for the Mississippi River as soon as they were through the hallway doors.
Sunday afternoon I went for a little tour of the campus to see what I could see and take a few pictures for this blog. The apple trees have lots of little green apples. A few sunflowers have nice blooms. The Community Gardens are flourishing. The Japanese Lilac bushes are in full bloom. We have a beautiful campus. Lots of people help keep it beautiful.
A retreat with Sister Ramona Miller, OSF as presenter, starts Friday evening. Many Sisters will be making the retreat…and so for the next week it will be pretty quiet around campus.
Peace and Blessings,
Sister Mary Lou