Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sisters' Fun Day Out!

Do Sisters ever get to go to the movies??? The answer is . . . yes. On "home visits" for sure, many of us make our way to a theater to see a movie on the big screen.

So, for our recent fun day, we went bowling (see top picture), went to the mall for the $2 movie "Soul Surfer", out to eat, to a Holy Hour and finally to the Life Teen Mass at St. Mary's. It was a great day! (all thanks to a benefactor)

God bless you all! Praying for you!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Retreats -- Renovations

Sorry to put so many different kinds of pictures on this blog, but it'll give you a taste of what our lives are like. However, there is always a constant -- Jesus's Love in the Eucharist and in each other!

Top picture is from the WTAMU Catholic Student Center Leadership Retreat held here at our Guest House. We always love having them here to share with us!

Middle pictures are from the recent ACTS retreat in Amarillo -- awsome experience of God's ways of working and His Grace!

Bottom pictures are from the current renovation going on in our main hallway. We have received a grant from the Scanlan Foundation to help with some renovations. We are finally sheetrocking and painting a hallway that was started over 10 years ago (half was sheetrocked and the other half was not). Yea!!!

These renovations have a lot to do with the retreats. As we strip the walls, make sure every inch is perfect, and so on -- it takes time. It takes care and thought. It takes patience. It takes working together. It takes planning. It takes collaboration.

How long has it been since you've been on a retreat? How long has it been since you've recharged your spiritual battery? Do you take time every day to be with the Lord of Love? Oh, how we medicate ourselves with so many things (alcohol, TV, movies, coffee, friends, texting, Facebook, etc.), but we're really longing for Communion with God and with each other! (Not that those things are bad in themselves is used correctly." The truth is -- mot people who "don't have time to pray" really have their priorities out of place. Is God first in your life?

Have a great day! We're praying for you!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Renewal of Vows - A Time of Grace

The summer is one of our favorite things as a Community -- everyone is home, time to be renewed from the school year, time to catch up on some things, our annual Community Retreat together, and time to just be together. Prayer time is a constant -- that's always important.

Today, Sr. Mary Grace renewed her vows this morning for one year! It was a very beautiful ceremony. Pray for Sr. Mary Grace as she continues on this journey in Religious Life! "Jesus, I want to be your Beloved Spouse for all eternity!"

Sr. Mary Celine is preparing for the celebration of her Golden Jubilee in July. Congratualations to both of you!

Our FUN Raiser has been set for November 19th -- Save the Date!

God bless you all! We're united in prayer for all of you and your intentions!