Summer community days have started with two wonderful celebrations! First, our annual community Jubilee Dinner Tuesday night brought great family festivities with seven of our sisters who celebrate 70 (Sister Phyllis Weaver), 50 (Sisters Mary Ellen Cummings, Claire Hudert, Pat Lupo, Annette Marshall and Marcia Sigler) and 25 (Sister Therese Glass) years of monastic profession. You'll read more about them after September 28th when the public celebration is held for the golden and silver celebrants.
Here are the decorated and set tables with their unique centerpieces--were made up of materials from our own grounds, except for the little bird in the middle.
And then on Wednesday evening great joy, as we welcomed Patricia Witulski into the community, canonically, as a novice. A very simple but touching and lovely ceremony brought her into our midst--officially. Pat is a native of Buffalo, so she just came over I-90 to us. Welcome, Pat; we are a better group because of your presence among us.