While our new convent should not be the topic of too many blogs, I just can’t help it. Gratitude demands that it get an entry. Thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU. It has been so delightful not only to walk to and from school, but to live simply in the neighborhood here. Thanks to Father Christensen and the many parishioners who have helped get the convent ready and take care of us to this day. We feel like God’s spoiled children.
Our convent home is located at 6225 S. 44th. Six doors down the street if you drive right across from the new parking lot. On a normal day you would recognize our home by the large Marian statue out front(Mary crowned Queen of Heaven, so appropriate for us School Sisters of Christ the King), and if you miss that, you won’t miss the large papal flag flying by the front door. Sister Mary Gabriel is the chief of flag control. She flies the American flag on patriotic feasts holidays, lest we be accused of undue bias.
Sister Marie Amata, the white veiled novice in the group who assists in Sister Mary Maximilian’s room, not only loves to cook, but HOT food. Here she is with a red jalapeno peper, right next to the grill which has served us well repeatedly. We won’t be giving her any competition for that red pepper!
Sister Peter Marie, pictured here with our first broken glass, really should have a cookie in her hand, as her favorite hobby is to eat! Since she is down at Benedictine College until next week, I had to pull up an old picture, commemorating our first broken dish.
I’m sort of the queen of fix it, adding little finishing touches like hanging pictures, and towel rods. I’m on my second box of 25 wall anchors, so far none of them are showing when the job is finished. (Don’t miss Bob the Tomato suspended from the ceiling as the hanging stop for the car.)
Can you tell we love the place? Thanks for making it possible…..and if that were not enough, (which it clearly is!), some of you are bringing us dinner. I really feel spoiled. You work hard, too, at family life and it’s many facets, and nobody brings you dinner. We are blessed far beyond anything we deserve. “Lord, bless these, Your people who are so good to us, bless them abundantly please, you have blessed us through them, now enable us to be a blessing to them, not only though their children at school, but also through our petitions in gratitude.”