Bless those gathered in this place, with thankful hearts and gifts of grace.

Jim Gilbert in his book Minnesota Nature Notes (p.266) says that “November 19 is the average day for permanent snow cover in the Twin Cities.” Right now, today, it doesn't seem that will happen this year and that is just fine with me.

Last Wednesday our Dining Adventure honored the state of Nebraska. The food was great and the decorations were, as always, also great.

It was a quiet weekend here and that was fine with everyone. The choirs and orchestras are all practicing and soon we’ll be having concerts. And next week we celebrate Thanksgiving Day. I’m glad for a Thanksgiving Day, but there are so many things each day to be thankful for. Take a few minutes right now to think of at least 10 things you are thankful for today.

Our noon EnLUNCHment program on Wednesday will be a memorial service honoring the 14 Sisters who died since last November. Eternal Rest give to them, O Lord. And let Perpetual Light shine upon them.

Centering Prayer will happen Thursday evening from 6 to 7 p.m.

Friday is the Feast of St. Cecilia, patroness of musicians. I’d like to thank all those who make music to cheer us and help make out Church liturgies more prayerful, worshipful events.

Have a safe and healthy week. Pray for those who are sick and are recovering from surgery. Please keep praying for Jim Weiler, the farmer from Morris, MN who was run over by a combine. He is continuing to heal, but still needs lots of prayers. Thank you.

Peace and blessings,
Sr. Mary Lou

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