Monday, March 29, 2010

Holy Week

The current magazine of "Religious Life" featured our Holy Trinity Mural! Perfect picture for Holy Week - hope you all take extra time this week to reflect on the LOVE that God has for us . . . dying for each one of us as if we were the only one. At the same time reflecting on the LOVE God has for us through the Holy Trinity. Wow.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Some of the March Activities

Most of the blog entries do not have the apostolate pictures in them -- the webmaster does not live in a school right now, so we do not always have access to school pictures, etc. Maybe this will be remedied in the future.
Top picture -- last night at the Matt Maher Benefit Concert for St. Mary's Church in Amarillo.
Middle picture -- recent diocesan Respect Life Banquet.
Bottom picture -- some friends of our stopped in for about 24 hours. They have 9 children and we thoroughly enjoyed their company!
God bless you all!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Spring Break 2010!

We have all the Sisters home from school and we decided to go to the lake! It's hard to believe that we're still in the Texas Panhandle when we are standing on a beach with sand and seashells, but we were! We had a great day with softball, prayers, a movie, games, and fresh air! (we'll post more pictures here or on our website)
God bless you all!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Hand yourself over to the doctor

The following taken from today's Office of Readings, "From the book addressed to Autolycus by Saint Theophilus of Antioch, bishop":

A person's soul should be clean, like a mirror reflecting light. If there is rust on the mirror his face cannot be seen in it. In the same way, no one who has sin within him can see God.

But if you will you can be healed. Hand yourself over to the doctor, and he will open the eyes of your mind and heart. Who is to be the doctor? It is God, who heals and gives life through his Word and wisdom....

Friday, March 5, 2010

Losing a friend

This morning we lost our dear friend, Ray Huseman, who has been fighting leukemia for two years. He is the brother of Sister Mary Michael, and he was always a rock of prayer, faith, and trust in God. After a great battle, Ray is now well and safe...and in a position to help us with our earthly battles until we are together forever, safely enfolded in the unending Love of the Blessed Trinity. Ray was family to all of us here in Panhandle, someone who loved serving the Sisters and welcomed us into his and Kim's home at any time. He was a man who loved being Catholic and could defend his Faith to anyone, including any Jehovah's Witnesses who were fortunate enough to knock on his door! Ray was a man of prayer, who even in the darkest moments of his diagnosis, knew and trusted that there was a higher Plan than what he could see. We will miss him, and we will ask him to intercede for us in time to come. We ask your prayers for his family. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

God suffers in us

Dear friends,

There are so many things that we could put on this blog. Pictures of the renovations of the children's home building, lent reflections, or Catholic School reports. We might as well post what's really on our minds.

Sr. Mary Michael's brother, Raymond, and his family, have become a large part of our family. We've all adopted them. Now Ray is suffering in ICU with some complications. He's on a ventilator. It's interesting that this is happening during Lent. As he lays there suffering, one cannot but think of him sharing in the sufferings of Christ. The family watching him are sharing in the sufferings of Mary and John at the foot of the cross.

When something like this happens, it's amazing how things we thought were so important are not important anymore. Something to reflect on.

Remember, we're human beings, not human doings. Go home and love your family today.