August 13, 2018

Happy hot August Day.  It was 90 degrees at noon! And will get warmer as the day goes on. “The corn should grow good.”

At Mass yesterday we had the Commissioning of the 5 Franciscan Community volunteers. Such a nice group of young people who are dedicating a year of their life to doing volunteer work. I am including their pictures and a bit of information about each of them.

We have a retreat going on here this week until Friday afternoon so it is very quiet around here these days. The retreat director is Sister Sandra Schneiders, IHM.

Peace and blessings on your day and on your week.
Sister Mary Lou


July 30, 2018

Not many days left of July! Tomorrow it will be 65 years that I became a novice and an official member of the Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls Community. Oh, all the people that have been part of my life in those 65 years! (Sisters, students, parents of students etc., etc.)  May God bless them ALL!

Yesterday we celebrated the 60th Jubilee of Sister Marjorie Bischoff, Sister Joanne Klinnert, Sister Juanita Mauer, Sister Rose Margaret Schneider and Sister Christelle Watercott. Congratulations, Sisters. It was a great day!

Most evenings, Sister Mary Fabian Schneider, age 103, enjoys the gentle breeze as she sits outside praying her rosary. She is such an example of how to age gracefully.

Wednesday, August 1st, we celebrate the 12th GREEN FAIR FOLK FESTIVAL. There will be booths displaying environmentally friendly products and activities. Come. join us on the west parking lot of the convent. Enjoy some food and fun time with us.
Father Ilo, a priest from Indonesia, will be celebrating our Motherhouse Mass at 11 a.m. on ‘Friday.  Since my sister, Rita, was a missionary in Indonesia for 33 years, I am always interested in things about Indonesia.
This beautiful raised garden of flowers is outside the convent front door. This picture does not do it justice. What a great way to greet visitors.

Peace and blessings on you and your family.
Sister Mary Lou