What a change in weather from last week when we had a minus 23 temp (minus 40 wind chill) last Monday and a plus 42 yesterday afternoon. Last night the trucks were out scraping ice off the bumpy roads around the buildings. Moving around is easier today.
Last weekend 12 Stephen Ministers of Anoka came for a weekend retreat. This group began coming here in October, 1986, so it will be 28 years in October. Sr. Rita Barthel was on the staff at St. Stephen’s and coordinated their group to come here. Sr. Johnelle Becker followed Sr. Rita in her position. Sr. Roberta Zimmer was Hospitality Manager at that time. The Stephen Ministers joined us for Saturday Evening Prayer, Meals and Mass on Sunday. Thank you for coming and do come again.
Retreat with Father John Quigley, OFM starts tonight. Title of the retreat is “Our evolving Images of God; Oh how we’ve/they’ve changed. There are 35 of us signed up for the retreat—mostly Sisters, bur a couple Associates.
Other than the retreat and preparing for the funerals, it should be kind of a quiet week here. I will keep you, my readers, in my prayers. Please do the same for me.
Peace and blessings,
Sister Mary Lou