Sunday, May 29, 2011

From Celebration to Silent Joy...and Anticipation

Today we are celebrating diamond jubilees at the Motherhouse! It is an exciting day to honor these inspirational Sisters who have been professed for 60 or 75 years! This morning, Sister Pamela Catherine and I served breakfast to guests of the Sisters and that was nice. They were very gracious.

At our breakfast table with other Sisters and the soon-to-be novices, we were figuring out how old we will be at our jubilees. It was kind of fun. We shall see if we will live that long. I won't reveal the others' ages in case they don't want theirs known but I am fine with sharing mine.

Next year (2012) I will be making my first profession.

2012 - I will be 27 years old
Silver Jubilee (25 years professed): 2037 - 52 years old
Golden Jubilee (50 years professed): 2062 - 77 years old
Diamond Jubilee (60 years professed): 2072 - 87 years old
Diamond Jubilee (75 years professed): 2087 - 102 years old

I can see why they allow the celebration of the the diamond jubilee to be at 60 years! :)

After today's festivities, we will begin our retreat! I am very much looking forward to it! It will begin tonight and go until Saturday morning. It's a silent retreat, but we will have talks, mass, and prayer together. Tonight, at the opening session, we will recieve a general schedule. Afterwards, I will create my own personal *tentative* schedule that will include personal prayer, art, and exercise. Naps are encouraged when needed so the schedule has to be tentative. (It's much easier to pray when you are well rested.)

Upcoming Events
~June 5th: Pamela Catherine's First Profession
~June 12th: the Postulants are Received into the Novitiate
~June 13th: Camp Franciscan Leaders Arrive for Leadership Day
~June 14th-16th: Camp Franciscan
~June 26th: Silver and Golden Jubilee Celebration


  1. Maggie McConnahaMay 29, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    Congrats to all celebrating jubilees! Can't wait to see you all at Camp Franciscan (I am bouncing in my seat because I get to come for an extra day (Leadership day)). See you soon!

  2. I am looking forward to seeing you, too!

  3. I will be facilitating part of the Leadership Day at Camp Franciscan so I'm looking forward to being with the fine young women who will lead our younger campers.

    Thank you, Sr. Monica, for restoring in me that "first love" of all things new and a life full of promise. Blessings on your retreat.

  4. I am glad that you are enjoying the posts and that you will be involved with Camp!