Saturday, October 29, 2011

Latest Goings On -- Lots!

One of the beautiful Panhandle mornings!
We get to enjoy this almost every morning during breakfast! God is awesome!

Our "Harvest of Blessings" Gala is just around the corner!!!
Get your tickets now! Don't forget -- November 19th!

The Sisters enjoyed sitting on the basketball goal table at the St. Anthony's School Oktoberfest Auction. This was one of many auction items that sold to benefit the school last month.

Crystal enjoying the snow in Texas!
She immediately went out to make a snowman!

There is so much going on right now -- this weekend will be our "Receive Love - Be Love" Come and See Retreat, so please pray for everyone attending this and for the Holy Spirit to be overwhelmingly a part of the experience!

(Not to mention the very important All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day!) No matter how involved we are with all the events coming up, prayer is always a priority. If we do not have God as the center of our lives, then we're in trouble. We encourage you to do the same!

Pray for us -- we're praying for you! God bless you all!

Monday, October 10, 2011

We Had a Great Community Day!

Last weekend we celebrated the Feast of St. Francis as a Community! It's always so much fun for us to be together again (the Sisters in the schools come home about every 2 weeks). So that in itself is awesome.

On Saturday (sorry there's no pics), we used a gift card that someone had given us for the movies. We went to see Courageous. That was awesome. We also ate lunch at Furr's together. After that, several of us drove over to Pampa for their parish fundraiser. That was fun seeing old friends over there . . . and getting to dance to the Cotton-eyed-Joe (even though some Sisters need to learn that dance better).

It was a great day!

So many people are sick right now. Faith is more than hoping that someone will get better. Faith is trusting that whether the person gets better or not, God is trustworthy and good, and everything will be okay . . . one way or another. We have to trust that God has a plan and that good can come out of everything . . . everything.

Lord, there are so many people that are sick. Please bless them! Give them and their loved ones extraordinary strength and courage to go through the suffering that they are going through. Help them to stay faithful to You through it all and to get closer to You, oh God of Love. Help them to trust You and to remember that we are only pilgrims in this world. We are all on the journey to spend the next life with You in an amazing union and ecstasy! Help us to remember that and to begin to experience that awesome union with You now. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.