Celebrate the Easter Season

HAPPY EASTER! May the Lord bless you in the ways you need it most in this Easter Season. Our Holy Week Services here at St. Francis were prayerful and inspirational. The music, all of it, was marvelous. We have such talented people who share their talents with us.

After the Holy Thursday Liturgy we had Adoration until 10 p. m.

Good Friday Services at 2 p.m. were preceded by the 1 ½ hour Silent Walk for Peace through the city of Little Falls and Stations of the Cross both inside and outside.

Saturday was a quiet day of preparation for the Easter Feast. At the Holy Saturday Services on Holy Saturday, three of the Sobania youth, provided violin and cello accompaniment. Beautiful music and a very festive atmosphere.

A delegation in partnership with the St. Cloud Diocese, have been visiting families in the diocese. We Franciscans have been hosting Sister Albina Nanjala from Kenya, Africa. She had many meetings and seen many of our Franciscan Ministries. She had seen snow before, but never seen snow coming down. Wednesday’s blizzard and 12 inches of snow gave her that opportunity. And… on Holy Thursday she experienced slipping on ice. She fell…and found out on Good Friday that she broke a bone in her ankle. Hopefully she can get a cast on, because she and the Delegation travel back to Kenya today.

While here, Sr. Albina was part of our Mary Hall 3rd Floor Community. It was a joy to have her here with us.

Tomorrow is Earth Day. We will have a couple events scheduled here to raise our awareness of the need to care for Mother Earth. Many years we have planted a tree in observance of Earth Day.

Thursday at 1:45 there will be a State Wide Tornado Drill. When the siren goes off we will all head to the tunnel as our safe place to be. Let us pray that we don’t have to use this practice as a “real” event this summer.

Saturday, April 26th, we have our Spaghetti Supper fund-raiser from 4:30 to 7 p.m. We serve in both the Dining Room and St. Francis Hall. We also have take-out meals available. Come and enjoy a delicious meal.

The Music Center is hosting the Spring Keyboard Festival. Many young, budding musicians will be at the Music Center, showing off their talents and getting feed-back from professional musicians. It is an exciting time for all.

Sunday is Divine Mercy Sunday…and also the St. Francis Community Choral Spring Concert in our Sacred Heart Chapel.

Enjoy our lovely spring weather.

Peace and blessings,
Sr. Mary Lou

1 comment:

kSm said...

Happy Easter to you and all the sisters. I love reading about your life in the convent.