Saving the Best for Last
Perhaps you are wondering what us nuns have been doing here in the monastery lately...well, I actually have some fantastic super-duper neat wonderful news to share with you but I shall save the best for last...now no rushing to the bottom of the post!
That's a LOT of leaves! and thanks to Anne Hagan and Joe Bland who rallied the troops we have lots of leaves to use for mulch in the garden, these will decay a bit during the winter and get plowed into the earth next spring. God bless you all for your generous help!
Fall time also means that the days are shorter and it seems a bit harder to get up and get going in the morning...at least for some of the Sisters.
Can you believe this REALLY happened to one of the Sisters last week (minus the mouse! - please Lord - keep the mice outside!) Yes, her cup was upside down when she began to pour. She couldn't quite grasp how her cup could be over-flowing so quickly!
And now for the excellent news: Shortly before our retreat in November the Chapter members met for a most auspicious occasion...we voted to admit our novice Sr. Cecilia Maria to make her First Profession of Passionist vows on Consecrated Life Day, February 2, 2013. Please keep her in your prayers as she prepares for her wedding day. Not only does she have her wedding veils to make but our Lord finds many ways to enlarge the capacity of His soon-to-be-bride to receive His love and give it away to her sisters in community AND to her spiritual children throughout the world.
LASTLY...once Sister makes her First Profession of vows we will have 3 blessed junior professed sisters (meaning they have not yet made the Perpetual Profession)...this is wonderful...BUT that also means that our novitiate (where the aspirants, postulants and novices reside) needs some news members. We must keep the novice directress plenty busy...don't want any sister here twiddling her thumbs. So please ask the Lord to send us new members that we may continue to form young women into Passionist brides fulfilling our mandate of Love in the Heart of the Church.
God love you!