Time flies when you’re having fun

The middle of the week…and by next week Wednesday we will be past the middle of the month. “Time flies when you’re having fun.” And that is what it is for me and so many others.

Last Friday was the 4th of July. I attended the 27th annual West Union Parade. Now that doesn’t sound like much to many of you. West Union has a population of about 100. The 25-minute parade had about 50 units—and for the first time had no marching band. (Even the Kazoo band had to be cancelled because it takes at least 8 people and until after it was cancelled there were not that many people to be part of the band.) There were the Color Guard leading the parade, then fire trucks, the old tractors and farm equipment, the humorous units, old and new fire trucks, etc. and LOTS and LOTS of candy. There were about 1,000 viewers. After the parade everyone was invited to the city park for free hotdogs and buns and watermelon.

Sunday was Adoration Sunday. There was Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until after Evening Prayer. The house was quiet with lots of prayer happening all day long.

Yesterday we had a Tour Group from St. Bridget’s Parish in the cities come for Mass, lunch and then a tour of the Motherhouse and of course the Gift Shop. After they left here they went to the west side of town to the Lindbergh site and visited the boyhood home of Charles Lindbergh and the Interpretive Center. They saw a LOT of things in five hours.

Father Michael, Kwatera, OSB is coming to say Mass for us Franciscans on the feast of St. Benedict. We are blest that he’d come to us on the Feast of St. Benedict. Thank you, Father.

The Community Gardens are doing so well. Folks are so proud of the produce growing in their individual little plots. There are 58 plots of varying sizes to meet gardeners’ needs and energy levels. These gardens are used by the people of Little Falls. All they have to do is contact Jim and Donna to arrange for a space.

Sister Ruth’s Convent Gardens are also doing very well. We are enjoying lots of fresh lettuce. Yummy!

Sunday, July 20th we will be having a St. Francis High School Gathering. All graduates of St. Francis High School are invited for Mass, lunch and an afternoon of visiting. It should be a fun day.

Let us pray for peace in so many places of our troubled world.

God bless you, Be safe. May we be spared damaging storms, hail and strong winds.
Sister Mary Lou

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