We have been busy with several Christmas activities even though it’s not even Advent yet. Of course, everyone’s already excited!
First, we decorated a tree for the Festival of Trees. Our preschoolers made all kinds of ornaments for it. Although we didn’t go to see the Festival as a class, several kids went with their families. Callie’s mom even took a picture! Continue Reading
Last week I went home for Thanksgiving. I left after Lauds on Thanksgiving morning. It was a lot of fun to see my three nephews! Zachary shared about his first year in college, Alex shared about his first job and Noah shared about his first year in high school. We had a lot of firsts! Continue Reading
Every year in preschool, we talk about being thankful for all the blessings God gives us. It’s a wonderful day that we all enjoy.
First, I sing “Thank You, God” from Hi God 1 by Carey Landry. Next, we name all many things we are thankful for. I always make sure every child has the chance to share an idea. (And if you work with preschoolers, you know that can be tricky when some are “shouty” and others timid.) Continue Reading
We had one of the most exciting days of the year last week when we made Turkey Hats. This is a project I found a long time ago, but of course can’t remember where. We all love to make the hats, and the kids look soooo cute afterwards!! Continue Reading
The other day I was reading a reflection on the passage, “Whatever you ask for in prayer with faith, you will receive.” (Mt 21:22) It was written by Fr. J. Anthony Giambrone, O.P., who said, “To pray faithfully is like knocking untiringly at God’s door….”
Lots of people think we Sisters never get to see our families. Well, life is different after you enter the convent – the Sisters are my family now! But, like any family in the secular world, we take time to visit our birth families.
Recently my parents and youngest sister, MacKenzie, came down from Dubuque for a weekend at the monastery. We had a wonderful time. Continue Reading