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Thoughts from a Franciscan Sister

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John Paul

I love to read your posts Sister. I think it is definitely worth it to keep it up. Maybe write about what it is like living in community or how you and your order live out your vows like what it is like living the vow of poverty?

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TheresaThoma

I think it is really nice to keep up. I like the informalness of it and as a discerner I found those types of blogs to be really helpful. It helps one get a sense of the day to day in the community.  I love the humor you put in as well!

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sr.christinaosf

I'm not usually one to have a ton of little devotionals and prayer cards around, but I got one just the other day that is really "a keeper." My parents came up to Grand Forks to help us with our annual fall sale and luncheon this weekend. Their presence was much appreciated. Along with their cherished help and company, they also gave use a few other treasures. [ 280 more words ]

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BarbaraTherese

I have Padre Pio's prayer written into the back of my Sunday missal for after Holy Communion.

Beautiful prayer.

 

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sr.christinaosf

Yesterday morning, when I was working as receptionist, I got a couple of phone calls for Sr. Elaine within a fairly short time period, both from our evening receptionist, Carla. I think I kind of wondered what was up, but "minded my own business." This evening, after finishing our semi-monthly community spiritual discussion, Sr. Elaine filled us in on the humorous details: [ 125 more words ]

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sr.christinaosf

We had quite the day here at St. Anne's! Several of us enjoy celebrating "All Hallows Eve," dressing up, partying, and what not. As a follow up to our Bible study unit on the Exodus, in which we loved using the song: "Go Down, Moses," Paulla, our wonderful activities assistant, found a costume for an Egyptian pharaoh at a local thrift store. [ 143 more words ]

https://ourfranciscanfiat.wordpress.com/2017/10/31/ancient-egyptian-technology/

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sr.christinaosf

What do you mean?

Also, please let me clarify: I am not meaning to say that my writing is so great, or get attention for myself.

My reason for this (and even having this blog at all) is to raise awareness of religious life, of our congregation and hopefully maybe even foster vocations.  It's not about me. 

Thanks.

 

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sr.christinaosf

Last evening, shortly before 10 p.m., I returned to St. Anne's (the facility at which I work) to bring the dog back. (Recently, "Zoe" has been an evening guest at our convent.) Snow was falling; it was beautiful. Something about a fresh snow fall tends to bring out the playful little girl in me. That is, until mid-January when I am sick and tired of it. [ 181 more words ]

 

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sr.christinaosf

This evening, after a somewhat stressful day, I put on an old cassette tape I'd received from my mom. (Yes, I still have some around!) One of the songs gave me a nudge that I am still working to implement. I've been dealing with a couple of challenging issues here, and have found myself feeling frustrated. The vocalist, whose music I grew up with, encouraged her listeners, encouraged ME, to "give them all to Jesus." [ 69 more words ]

 

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sr.christinaosf

Midway through a second consecutive day of helping fill in for a sick aide, I was having supper with Sr. Elaine (while Sr. Rebecca took her turn at the reception desk). As I've been thinking ahead to my upcoming trip to the National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis next week, I mentioned that I'd been tempted to put a note at the employee time clock. [ 161 more words ]

 

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sr.christinaosf

Please pray for me (as) as we travel to Indianapolis tomorrow for the National Catholic Youth Con. (NCYC).  Thanks.

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