Monday, April 27, 2009

Sisters Visit After Holy Name Federation Meeting

The Chesterfield Sisters with the visitors

Sister Mary Connor, left, from Travelers Rest, South Carolina

Sister Therese Marie, left, from Andover, Massachusetts and Sister Clare Frances, Fderation President from Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

Sister Colleen, left, from Spokane, Washington and Sister Carolyn from Travelers Rest, South Carolina

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Father Ray Frias of the Capuchin Friars and Postulants visit Us

The Capuchin Postulants visited us on April 15th and told us their vocation story. They are
a very nice group of young men. We support them by our prayers.

Prospective Candidate

Nelia Acuna, from North Carolina, is interested in our Poor Clare way of life. Nelia spent three weeks with us to see if she likes the life. so far so good. She hopes to return after she gets different issues settled. Picture of Nelia with Sister Etta, Formation Director.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

A Children's book worth reading!!

A Lovely Book for Children.
the Illustrater is Richard Cowdrey who did "A Very Marley Christmas " with John Grogan:
Review below:
This is the Day! by Nancy White Carlstrom
is a favorite book in our house.
Written in free verse style, this gorgeous volume celebrates Psalm 118:24
("This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.")
by highlighting the beauty and wonder
of God's creation.
The text is airy, asking us to appreciate some aspect of nature
each day of the week:
"Sniff the garden's sweet rose,
and your nose might meet a tiny tree frog.
Clap for the river otter
who flaps in water
but waddles across the grass through cottonwood fuzz,
finding his way from the pond to the bay."
But it's the splendid illustrations by Richard Cowdrey,
focusing on breath-taking landscapes
and amazing animals,
that really makes this book special.
Each page brings "ooohs" and "ahhs,"
from the deer shown nibbling red apples,
to the fox eyeing some rabbits,
to orca whales playing in the ocean.
Even the endpapers, showing a bird's eye view
of luscious green islands at sunset, are spectacular.
What I Like: The illustrations in this book are exceptional.
My daughter also loves pointing out the blue heron
found on every two page spread.
The reminder to "Let all creation lift its voice.
This is the day the Lord has made.
Rejoice! Rejoice!" is also appreciated.
What I Dislike: For the most part, I find the text a bit fluffy.
More substance would make this book a classic.
Overall Rating: Very good.

Pope Francis visits Sister in Umbria