Thursday, April 22, 2010

Spring Community Weekend

This weekend we come together for our annual Spring Community Weekend. Saturday, Sr. Joyce Ann Zimmerman, CPPS, will be with us for two sessions. She is the director of the Institute for Liturgical Ministry in Dayton, Ohio and is the author of numerous articles in many areas of liturgy. Her two presentations are titled: "Building Blocks of Good Celebrations" and "Rhythm of Celebrating and Living."

Following in a long Benedictine, monastic tradition our community is blessed to have a half dozen sisters with advanced degrees and years of experience in liturgy as well as a large number of sisters who have learned from them about Eucharistic liturgies, the Opus Dei, and other liturgical experiences.

This weekend also brings some early preparation for our community discernment process leading up to the election of a new prioress, May 28-31.

The library courtyard between the two residence wings is in full bloom, including this flowering pear tree in the very middle. Happy 40th Earth Day!