My heart sings for joy

May 13, 2014- Feast of Our Lady of Fatima

Spring is definitely on the way. The “radio guy” this morning said we’ve had about 3 inches of rain since it started last Wednesday. The tree buds are getting bigger and the lawns are beautiful. Newly planted grass seeds are showing thin, little blades. It makes my heart sing for joy. Pictured is our faithful Steve, trimming the bush near the St. Joseph statue.

This past weekend was pure joy…no place to travel, no meetings, no goings-on…just a quiet time at home! I played cribbage a couple hours with my friend Al. (We each won and lost about the same number of games.)

On May 8th, sixteen of us went to St. Ben’s College for Breakfast with the Bishop. This was sponsored by the Catholic Foundation and was an opportunity for them to say “Thank You” to the Sisters: Benedictine, Notre Dame and Franciscan for their work as Catholic Educators in the Diocese of St. Cloud since 1857. The Catholic Foundation, by their grants, help parents pay tuition for their children so they can attend Catholic Schools. This past year they gave out 42 three hundred dollar grants. I believe in Catholic Education. I guess I should after being a teacher and principal in Catholic Schools for almost 50 years.

Thursday is the feast of Saints Isidore and Maria. Isidore is the patron of farmers. While he plowed the fields, he prayed in his heart. He and his wife Maria, who was also canonized for her holiness, bridged the eleventh and twelfth centuries. Isidore died May 15, 1130 and Maria died in 1175. Let us pray for farmers and gardeners and ask St. Isidore for a good growing season and a good harvest. St. Isidore, pray for us.

The Music Center has Spring Music Recitals Saturday (1 p.m.) and Sunday (1 p.m.) in rooms 242, 244 at Sr. Francis Center. Thanks for sharing your talents, all you Music Students.

Yesterday I read to my First Graders at Lindbergh School for the last time this school year. Where has the year gone? (And September will be here soon.) It’s been fun seeing the students grow in wisdom and age.

Pax et Bonum.
Sister Mary Lou

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