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Exploring Vocations: Dream, Service and Fidelity: Sisters Susan Kidd, Violaine Paradis and Marie deLovinfosse invite you to a Zoom and See Afternoon Retreat!

May 16, from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m. EDT Registration link: https://bit.ly/3gElott

See their Vocation Sunday video at https://youtu.be/n7rPcZKu_70

 

Our Celebration of Earth Day was a special one at Andrews. All the residents were conscious of this day as they witnessed the colorful and meaningful display of "our common home" near the front entrance. Beside this beautiful display prepared by our Director of Activities, Jackie Vanderzwaag, was an Information Sheet for everybody, describing the ways in which we might honour and continue to celebrate Earth Day every day of our lives. The Sisters were happy to share with everybody our large earth ball.

During our Evening Prayer, prepared by Sr. Anne T. Gillis, Sisters continued our celebration with a special prayer honouring the gifts of life which we receive from our earth. The display was prepared by Sr. Marie Gaudet.

Marie Hagen, CND

 

An Earth Day Birthday Message in The Sand

As some of you know my birthday is on Earth Day. Yes, when I was born it was an "Earth Day". Imagine the shock of a Joan Lewis being introduced to this World! I am grateful to each of you for making my journey along the way one of great support and joy. At this Covid time we are called to be creative. Earth Day reminds us to respect, use, and preserve that which has been given to us. Previous messages came by ocean mail. A bottle with a message inside. I wanted to share one of the creative greetings I received. A woman in the Forest Dwelling program in which I participate lives in South Carolina. Each day she goes to the beach and writes a message in the sand such as Delight, Love, Peace etc. She then sits and watches the waves wash over the word and sends it out to the world. I received a message on my birthday. As she explained: one message was from her and the other one that she thought God was sending to me. If I could write in the sand this would be my message to you today: "FOR ALL THAT YOU ARE AND FOR ALL THAT YOU DO, THANK YOU" I think we can all take in the message from God. For all you beach walkers, we will be waiting for your message from across the waters.

"A WOMAN CROSSED THE OCEAN TO TELL THE WORLD THAT IT IS LOVED."

Joan Lewis, CND

 

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