Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow

Happy New Year. From 6 p.m. on December 30th until the prayer service, Year-end Prayer for World Peace, on December 31st , there were Sisters praying for peace every hour. At the Prayer Service, we had time for reflection on quotations from Pope John XXIII, Oscar Romero, Pope John Paul II, St. Francis and others on how to build peace in our war-torn, troubled world. The closing prayer: “God of Peace, You have called each of us to radiate Your Light in these times of darkness and to share Your Peace in places of conflict. Loving kindness, not hatred; forgiveness, not revenge is the mandate You gave us. Strengthen us as we seek to witness to compassion and build a world of loving acceptance of others. Continue to create us anew as Your peacemakers and bless us as we begin, with expectancy, to fill our world with peace. Amen.”

Saturday afternoon/evening we had our Sisters Christmas Party. A good time was had by all. Before the closing song, I read a bed-time story. I read The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilder. (After the Christmas Scripture Stories, The Selfish Giant is my most favorite story.) If you are not familiar with the story, Google it on the computer. Enjoy.

Yesterday we celebrated the Feast of Epiphany. Pictured are the Kings at the Crib in our Chapel and the puzzle of the Kings with the Baby Jesus.

Next week the Bloodmobile will be here: Wednesday, (2-8 p.m.), Thursday (2-8 p.m.) and Friday (8 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

Mother Teresa says, “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow is not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”

Albert Einstein says, “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.”

Stay safe and warm.

Peace and blessings,
Sr. Mary Lou

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