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sr.christinaosf    504
sr.christinaosf

As we approach the wonderful feast of Corpus Christi, I couldn't resist reflecting upon this amesome gift of Jesus' Eucharistic presence! There is so much to say: where can I begin, or end? The Catechism of the Catholic Church (1324) calls the Eucharist "the source and summit of the Christian life...[f]or in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch." [ 593 more words. ]

https://ourfranciscanfiat.wordpress.com/2016/05/27/greatest-possible-reverence-and-honor

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sr.christinaosf    504
sr.christinaosf

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This months articles included: The Significance of the Rose, Old Maid Day, Saint of the Month—Boniface, June 8 is World Oceans Day, Nurses Notes—Body, Mind, & Spirit, What is a June Bug? and more.

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Charbel    352
Charbel

I will always remember the first time I heard the St Ambrose story of how roses came to have thorns. It was one Christmas Eve when I was still very small, and my Grandma sat us down and shared with all my sisters and I why the roses had thorns. It gave me a greater love for Our Lady too because she explained to us that the Holy Virgin was just like a rose, but without thorns because she was without sin just like you said in the article Sister. Thank you for writing this, it gave me some wonderful childhood memories to remember!

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sr.christinaosf    504
sr.christinaosf

100 pounds of rhubarb!!!  No wonder I got  a blister!  I was going to show pictures but I can't seem to :(  

 

 

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BarbaraTherese    1,912
BarbaraTherese

Still don't have any props. 

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We are also exhorted to: “keep the example of the Blessed Virgin Mary…ever before [our] eyes.”  I wonder what kind of experiences she might have had baking!

I smiled when I read the above.  I wonder if Mary in Nazareth had the same experience as me - sometimes success, sometimes failure.  I tend to think that she did since a flop in the baking endeavour is not sinful but rather quite human except of course for a Gordon Ramsay type of skill - but then perhaps Our Lady was thus skilled.......

.......although I know that I am totally alone in my most Aussie of terminology when I do have a complete flop.

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vee    4,728
vee

Not being the first one to wonder what would the Holy Family's diet have been like I googled it.  For fruit they had pomegranates, grapes, figs, and dates.  No rhubarb though!

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sr.christinaosf    504
sr.christinaosf

We're getting ready to celebrate the feast of our patroness, St. Anne.

This evening, I was working on our July newsletter (which I try to publish at the end of the preceding month).  We have a week of dress up theme days, which are lots of fun, including sports day, miss-match day, etc.

We also usually have a little dance for our residents.  We have the special memorial Mass as well. 

If anyone else has any fun ideas, please do share them.  Thanks.

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