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.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

All the Help I Can Get!

Amanda from our Communications Staff in Little Falls just answered  a n o t h e r   request from me :  my cry for help with blogging.  After a visit in her office, after several emails, and now a phone call:  here I am.  Thanks, God, for Amanda.  Thanks, too, dear God, for all the many other ways You help all of us each day.

I have been in touch with my classmates from the Hesychia School of Spiritual Direction.  The bonds created through our soulfilled sharing in those classes continue to be strengthened.  There is a saying that "You can always make new friends, but you can't make old friends."  I have the feeling that if we live long enough, we will have made more "old" friends.  In the meantime, I am now sharing this gift of spiritual direction with members of our parish here in Annandale. "Thank You, God," for this opportunity.

On another note from our parish, St. Ignatius here in Annandale, we will be celebrating a healing Mass with the sacrament of healing on Sunday afternoon, 2:00 p.m. May 22nd.  Everyone is invited.  We usually think to pray for healing from physical illnesses; however, there are many other reasons t for Christ to lay a healing hand on us:  grief for the death of a loved one. ( my heart went out to a special family on Mothers Day-- a mother and a grandmother were missing in the pew behind me.)   We all know people with financial anxieties and concerns for so many other reasons.  This sacrament of healing is for all. There will be hospitality in our Gathering Space following Mass.

In the meantime, enjoy the greening of this May day and the blooming of tulips and dandelions and lilacs, etc. etc.  I have one more request:  may the Indigo Bunting who came to our bird feeder yesterday return and stay with us.

Oh, well.  One more thing I need some help with. . . . .

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