Memories are like keepsakes, always treasured.

A quick trip last evening to the Mary Grotto and the Peace Garden, show the fall ambiance is in place…beautiful pumpkins and gourds all over…so bright and colorful. Gardens are being cleared and readied for winter…for a new growing season next spring.

Saturday morning, Sister Jeanne Winter, age 93, went to heaven. She has been in failing health for some time. I will always remember the many games of cribbage I played with her. Her mind was clear and she could count the points with accuracy. I’m sure it was a happy reunion with her sister, Sister Francis, and her other family members. Eternal Rest give to her, O Lord, and let Perpetual Light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. (As I came in the east door of the convent for Mass this morning, the wooden casket, the clothes, vow formula and information sheet were in the entryway waiting for the undertaker to come get them.)

For many weeks already, we've had a table outside the kitchen for employees to share their excess garden produce. It has been a great thing for those who do not have gardens of their own. Thank you for your spirit of generosity.

Sunday noon we had the Blessing of Animals at Washington Park here in Little Falls. We had MANY dogs—big ones and little ones and quite a few cats…and one bee, because we know honey bees are in trouble these days…and we also know bees are very important in the pollination of crops.

We will be having a busy week with a Wake Tuesday evening, Sr. Jeanne’s’ Funeral on Wednesday, the Transitus Thursday evening at 7 p.m., the Feast of St. Francis on Friday, and the Rose Ensemble Concert Friday evening at 7 p.m. (It’s almost like, “If in doubt, go to Chapel. Something will be going on.”)

On Saturday, October 6th, we will hostess the 53rd Orphan Train reunion.

Happy Feast of St. Francis.
Pax et Bonum (Peace and all good.) 
Sister Mary Lou

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