Happy Summer!

Another beautiful June day. Crops look good. Gardens look beautiful. We’ve already had fresh garden lettuce and radishes from our Convent garden. Sister Ruth and her crew are doing a great job in our two-acre garden. Again, this year, we have the garden-partnership with the High School—so both the Convent and High School share the produce.

The 24 girls that came for Girls Camp had a good time—and they got to sleep in their tents in Assisi Park both nights. If there had been stormy weather, they’d sleep in St. Francis Hall. The first activity they do is to paint a t-shirt. Here ae two samples.

We had a nice surprise last week. Franciscan Sisters were listed as one of the Top Employers for small businesses, by the Minneapolis Tribune. We were 3 number 11 in the listing. (We want to treat people right and I guess we must be doing it.) There were rules as to who could answer the survey. Ninety-eight qualified and 81 responded. I’ve always known we have great employees who like to work here. I guess it is a mutual caring for each other that makes things go well. Thank you, employees. We appreciate you, too. We celebrated with a treat for everyone.

Last Friday was the Feast of the Sacred Heart. Here is a picture of the cornerstone in the Chapel, built in 1942.

Thursday evening we were privileged to have some Nicaraguan Dancers perform for us in St. Francis Hall.

After the dancing, Sr. Fabian was in deep conversation with one of the guests who came for the dancing.

This week we have the Bloodmobile here for three days. God bless the donors.

On Friday, we will have some presentations by Youth in Theology Participants. It is wonderful to hear how young people are spreading the Word of God in their parishes. Last summer they took classes at St. John’s University, then during the year did a project. And now they come to tell us of their projects and how they went. Franciscan Sisters is one of the sponsors for this program.

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY TO ALL FATHERS, living and deceased. Thanks for all the good things you’ve done for your families. We pray for you and ask God to continue to bless and care for you.

Happy Summer—-it comes on Sunday!
Sister Mary Lou

No comments: