Skip to main content

Beauty in God's Creation

            Being in Ave Maria, Florida for the past week has been a true blessing. We are present for the FOCUS Missionary New Staff Training and have been able to sit in on classes, have wonderful conversations with missionaries, and be inspired by their witness. We have also been witness to the beauty of God’s creation all around us. I can’t help but think of St. Francis and his love of divine beauty found in all of God’s creation.
On our first full day in Florida, we saw many very different examples of God’s creation that I do not ever see in Kansas. On our way from dinner, we saw an alligator in the canal on campus peeking out of the water, soaking in the sun. When we got back to our dorm room, there was a massive orange grasshopper on the ivy outside our window. We’ve also seen buzzards and heard of panthers in the area. Life in the Everglades is much different from life in the Midwest!

Massive grasshopper on our window.
          





Alligator eyes peeking out of the water.
Rainbow!




































            Some of the similarities, though, that reminded me that God is truly present no matter where we go have been the gorgeous sunsets and the rainbows that pop out of the sky after an afternoon downpour. God is constantly reminding us of His covenantal promises and His love for us in so many ways.

- Sister M. Bridget, FSGM


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Celebrating our August Feastdays

We are pleased to announce the  Reception into the Novitiate of Clare Kennedy - Sr. M. Veronica Gabrielle Burnham - Sr. Bethany Marie Sidney Ramaekers - Sr. M. Magnificat and the First Profession of Vows of Sr. M. Rose Thomas Weighner Sr. M. Cecilia Abbadessa Sr. Mary James Becker Sr. Peter Marie Tran The celebration of Holy Mass with the Rite of First Profession and Reception into the Novitiate  will take place on  Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 3:30 pm. We are pleased to announce the  Final Profession of Vows of  Sr. M. Lucy Gantt Sr. Karol Marie Baumgarten Sr. Teresa Maria Leis Sr. Mary Francis Goodson Sr. M. Caterina Vola Sr. M. Gemma Kissel The celebration of Holy Mass with the Rite of Final Profession will take place on  Monday, August 3, 2020 at 10:00 am. Due to restrictions in place, we are unable to invite you to attend the ceremonies, however you are welcome to join us in prayer and participation via Livestream.

Days of Abundance!

August 2 and 3 brought great joy to our community as we welcomed three new novices, celebrated the first profession of four sisters and the final profession of six sisters.  While the number of people gathered in St. Mary's Church was certainly smaller than we would have liked, we were blessed by thousands who joined the livestreams to join us in giving thanks to God for the gifts of our sisters.   Visit   www.altonfranciscans.org/feastday   to view pictures and videos of the occasion.

'Tis the Season

 Click here to enjoy the Alton Symphony Orchestra virtual Christmas Concert featuring Sr. Marie-Therese!