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Transformations

Lent is almost upon us!  It is a time of conversion, a time of sacrifice, a time for growth.  Might we even say: a time for transformation? As a sacristan, the days leading up to Lent are a time of…

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Veni Sancte Spiritus

I know it’s not a particularly Lenten prayer, but I have been trying to say the Veni Sancte Spiritus every day in preparation for our community’s upcoming “chapters.” In cas…

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“One Day at a Time”

This afternoon, I headed out of chapel.  I had finished up the prayer time missed by my inability to get out of bed promptly earlier this morning.  (Winter fatigue had gotten the better of me, I gu…

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Recreation?!

Last evening, after a day of receptionist duties and baking, it might have been nice to just “go home, sit down, and look pretty” (as Sr. Elaine sometimes says). However, this was not t…

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Smooth

I just returned from a weekend away, attending the winter retreat for my home parish’s youth group before spending a day or two with my folks. It was a wonderful time and I am so grateful for…

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Miles to Go!

This afternoon, I did not start my aide work around 4:30 as I usually do; I was detained by an important meeting until past our normal suppertime. After a quick meal and KP duty, we hustled off to …

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Doubling Up

Have you ever noticed that, at times, a certain scriptural passage or theme seems to keep coming back to you? This happened to me today at vespers. This morning, our Bible study was based off last …

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My First Chapter!

Although I’ve been around our community of Franciscan Sisters for quite a while now, today was my first ever “Chapter of Affairs.”  That is because we only have these pre-election…

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Stored in His Flask

Little did I know, when I sat down to do ‘Reading Hour’ for our residents, that I would need my hankie! I had pulled a book out, at random, from my supply which Sr. Jean Louise had lent…

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Triduum Traditions

These upcoming days of the Paschal Tridium are a very special time.  For me, they are not an easy time, but they are a wondrous time.  They are full of traditions…traditions common to the Chu…

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Prayers requested

Please keep us in your prayers as we travel to our provincial house in Hankinson, ND, for elections for our Councillors and provincial superior. For me, this is an exciting time. I have never exper…

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I Had a Talk with Julie

Here at St. Anne’s, making arrangements for train travel is not unheard of.  For some, including myself, driving a car to the desired destination is not an option.  (My vision does not allow …

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