May 21, 2018 

Yesterday was the Feast of Pentecost, the birthday of the Church.  And next Sunday is the Feast of The Most Holy Trinity.  I just read the following pray to The Trinity and want to share it with you:  “Grant to us, O Lord, this day to walk with You as Father, to trust You as Savior, to worship You as Lord; that all our works give You glory.”  I guess that’s the most important agenda item in our life here on earth.

Yesterday or 11 a.m. Mass was a Memorial Liturgy to pray for our deceased Donors…and of course, to remember all our living Donors, too.  We are grateful for all our donors and remember them in our daily prayers.  May God bless and care for all who support our Franciscan Community.

The following are a few pictures from around campus:
an apple tree,

the well from Clare’s Well,

new growth on the pine trees

 the trees have so many beautiful flowers on them

We will have a Volunteer Appreciation Dinner Thursday evening, May 24th.  We are most appreciative of the many people who give of their time and talent to assist us in so many ways.  God bless you.

I just read a very sad note on our bulletin board:  “Sister Annella Henger’s niece (age 48) and her husband, from Wisconsin) were in Iceland fishing.  Janet fell into the river and Brian went after her to save her and both of then drown.  Help was gotten, but too late to save them.  Please keep them and their families in your prayers.  They live in Wisconsin.”  Yes, please keep them in your prayers.

Blessings on the activities of your week.  Peace,
Sister Mary Lou


Holy Thursday, March 29, 2018

May these last days of Holy Week fill your heart and soul with many blessings of peace and gratitude for the many blessings the Lord give us today and every day.

We had three Sisters die in March: Sister Donna Guyott, (age 77), on March 11th, Sister Donna Zetah (age 88) on March 15th and Sister Janet Kunkel (age 86) on March 21st,.  May they all be having a joyous Holy Week and Easter in Heaven.

Our Holy Thursday Services is at 7 p.m. tonight with adoration until 10 p.m. here at the Motherhouse.

The Silent Walk for Peace through down town Little Falls for tomorrow—Good Friday--have been cancelled because of impending rainy/snowy weather.
We will have Stations of the Cross in our Chapel at 11 a.m.  Good Friday Services will be at 2 p.m.

Easter Vigil Services on Saturday evening start at 8 p.m. with the blessing of the fire and the lighting of the Easter Candle. I would say this is my favorite night of the year because of the wonderful Liturgical Services…darkness, then the lighting of the Easter Candle, the lighting of the small candles that the people hold during the procession and the first part of the service, the joyous music and the glorious Easter Vigil Mass!  May God be praised through our worship this holy night.   Our Easter Sunday Mass is at 8:30 a.m., the usual time.

My Easter Prayer for you is:  May Christ, Our Risen Savior, bless you and those you love with peace and joy.

Happy Easter,
Sister Mary Lou