Sister Clemmie received an honorable mention, for her story "What I Learned from my Grandfather's Attic," which she entered in the Inter-generation Contest launched by the PEI Seniors Secretariat. She received an "Intergeneration Honor Roll" certificate "for uncommon and invaluable commitment to connecting generations." The accompanying letter stated, "The judges wanted to recognize your story with a prize (cheque) and honorable mention…" Clemmie also received a card of congratulations from Bush Dumville, MLA. We're proud of you, Clemmie!
People began arriving at the Congregation of Notre Dame ND cottage, Villa Consolata, on Howe Island for our annual retreat weekend at around 3:30 pm on Friday, September 18th. Some of those that arrived before dark enjoyed a swim in the pool, the water was beautiful as was the fellowship and the setting.
We enjoyed a prayer service Friday evening about identity; "The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me…" (Meister Eckhart). This was a great beginning to the weekend, thinking of who we are in the eyes of God, each other and ourselves.
Sunday, September 27, was the day chosen by Sister Charlotte Lockhart to celebrate her 95th birthday. Family members and friends gathered in the Penthouse at Windsor Court in Fredericton to bring best wishes. The staff prepared a bountiful table and the cake had plenty of candles on top. Sister Charlotte was decked out with a colorful crown, birthday ribbon and sparkling pin. She very much enjoyed the party arranged by friends and was especially grateful for the attendance of her nephews, a niece and several grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Sister Karen and I were pleased to be there to help with the happy celebration.