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Monday, November 19, 2007

Chapter Animation

Every 6th year a General Chapter is held. What is a Chapter? It is an International meeting of the congregation’s leaders to look at the journey we have made in the last 6 years and to set a direction for the upcoming 6 years. Once this is held then a Chapter Animation is held for each member. Right now our Province is participating in this animation. During the 3 day animation time for dialogue, study and reading is given so as to be able to journey together for the next 6 years all together. And of course there is time given in between things. So I have caught Sr Patricia Mary and Sr Christina hard at a ping pong game.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Yes you see everyone in a different place other then the chapel. Thank God we have a hall that we can use for Mass. It is rather nice because as mass is being said the sun rises with such majesty. I had to run and get my camera for this beautiful sun rise, I just couldn't resist.
For those of you that have been here before we are remodeling the first floor from the community room onto the chapel. This area has a very high traffic volume and has just simply worn out. I had to take pictures of the carpet and such before they tore it up and it really made a real impression on my that the carpet had been worn by many feet traveling to the chapel at the end of the hallway. All those feet and all those prayers. Please feel my prayers for each one of my readers whether I have met you or not.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Meet the New Postulants

Meet our new postulants from left to right are pictured,
Alina, Emily, and Julia.
Alina Suarez is 23 and from Miami,Fl.
Emily Marsh is 20 and from Buffalo, NY.
Julia Struckely is 26 and from Virginia (originally Ohio).
They are beginning their postulant's studies in our small community of St. Louis. The St. Louis chapel is where this picture is taken. In the chapel are two beautiful windows that look out into a forest of trees teeming with wildlife. The times I visited there I recalled always seeing a bunny or two scurrying in amongst the trees.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Miami Discernment Weekend

Miami had a discernment weekend from October 26-28th. Five young women from South Florida area attended the weekend to experience the life and mission of the Daughters of St. Paul. The theme of the weekend was listening. The Lord speakes not only through his powerful Word, but also through the needs and desires of the human person as expressed in our modern culture.

Each participant had the time to sit at the feet of Jesus to bring to him their own desires and to ask for his light upon them so they could discern his movements and will for their lives.

Everyone had a truly wonderful experience. From time to time we have these Discernment weekends. Let me know if you would like to know the dates and locations of these weekends. My email address is aheady15@yahoo.com.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Sunday, October 21st four of us with a car packed full of books and equipment headed off to St Agnes parish in Middletown, Ma for a parish mission in concetrated form. Concentrated form because we were giving the mission to the parish council. They wanted to be able to help the parishioneers while the actual mission took place over the following three days along with us and so they gave up one of their Sundays to be able to do this. The following Oct 22-24 all the parish would pariticipate.
The mission went so well that we were invited to stay and they even had a house for us!
It was a wonderful experience and we wish many blessings on the parish in the days ahead.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

I have to admit I was partial to the Larry the Cucumber and Bob the Tomato becasuse it brought to mind Sr Apparacita. She did love the Veggie Tales Videos for kids. She was partical to Larry the Cucumber because through these videos kids learned very important christian lessons.

3rd place went to Sr Annette for the Haunted House. What an artist.

2nd prize went to Sr Frances for her Pinocchio Pumpkin

1st prize went to Sr Mary Emmanual for the Baby Pumkin.

Pumpkin Decoration

We had a contest in pumkin decoration. It was wonderful to see the creativity of the sisters who participated. Here below are all the pumkins decorated.

Entrance into Novitiate Celebration

I have not been able to post pictures in quiet awhile due to something wrong with the Blog so now I will be adding a lot of news over these next few days so make sure to come back often so you will not miss out.

On September 22nd we had the great joy of celebrating the entrance of three new novices. Pictured in the first picture are Julie, Kelly and Neville.
During the ceremony each new novice receives a bible, picture of Mary, Queen of the Apostles and a rosary from the Provincial which is Sr Margaret Christopher pictured here along with Sr Karen Marie the Novice Director.
The table is awaiting the new novices as we had a celebration for them in the dining room afterwards.