Written by Sister Jan Kilian, this blog will give an understanding of what it’s like to be Franciscan. Living out the spirit of Saint Francis, we see all God’s creation as brother and sister. We, Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls, are committed to building relationships and community, ministering wherever there is greatest need, promoting justice and healing Mother Earth’s wounds. My writings will give a glimpse of the compassion, spirituality, interconnectedness and goodness of living Franciscan.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

What Is New Life

Everyone is talking about the resurrection taking place outdoors now with green grass in March and even the lilacs budding! Sister Carol brought some apple tree branches into our meditation chapel and we are enjoying blossoms. The willow tree looks so green and the tulips are 6 inches high. I love the predictability of the seasons -- they do make their statements faithfully every year -- even though they don't necessarily follow any of our calendars.
We talk about the "new life" all around us and within us. I even cleaned my room today! (That's something to mark on the calendar.) What is this burst of new life? Whatever it is, I'm grateful. I hope you are enjoying it too. Happy preparation for Easter.

1 comment:

Sr. Ann Marie said...

Certainly is a strange spring this year. Here in the Philadelphia area we've had temperatures in the high 70s--originally thought they would reach into the 80s but several days of fog prevented that. Our sisters in Oregon and Washington had snow!