Monday, January 4, 2016


January 1st finally brought us enough snow to look like winter...about 5" already this month, which equals the total of November and December together. Wild winter here!

Indoors we have been greatly blessed with some gorgeous and deeply moving prayer and liturgies over the past week: Vigil prayer and then Mass for New Years/Feast of the Mother of God, a Mass of Christian Burial for the cousin of one of our sisters (attended by over 100 people outside of ourselves who were so very complimentary about our liturgy for their friend/relative), Feast of the Epiphany with so many favorite once-a-year-songs and a special homily on the gifts that "foreigners" bring and the welcoming stance we should have toward them.

Monday morning brings us all back to the "ordinary," which at this point is greatly appreciated!