Why are Srs Augustine Marie and Marie St Paul smiling so BIG? They are thinking of their trip ‘Down Under’. Yes, these two ‘wanna be’ Aussies will be accompanying our Friars to World Youth Day in July and spending the week with our beloved Pope Benedict. Their joy and excitement are contagious…so much so that we three staying home feel like we’re going too, except we don’t have to suffer the 14-hour plane ride. Let us accompany our two sisters and all those attending from all over the world. Australia or BUST!

In early June, Srs. Marie Andre and Esther Marie made a trip back east, D.C. to be exact, for a PCPA Association meeting. The meeting included a couple sisters from each of our houses in the states. Not only was it a tremendous experience to share with our sisters our life of Eucharistic Adoration, as we had two meetings daily, but to pray and enjoy fellowship with them was a blessing beyond measure.

While we were in DC, we took the opportunity to visit some friends and visit some of the historical places dear to our hearts. We of course visited Arlington National Cemetery, and made a stop at the Vietnam Memorial. Above you can see us pointing to the name of Fr Vincent Capodanno, chaplain for the Marines who was gunned down while administering the Last Rites to one of his men. One of heroes in the Faith. In the next photo, you see Sr Marie Andre passing some time with Mother Vicar and Sr Marie St John, two of our sisters from Hanceville. In the next photo, you can meet “The Crocker’s”. Harry is a good friend and an author extraordinaire. To name a few “Triumph -A History of the Catholic Church” (a MUST read!), “Robert E Lee on Leadership” (a personal FAVE!) and most recently a concise book on American history titled “Don’t Tread on Me”. Finally, last but not least, is our very good friend, Kelly Wilkinson, who took us on a tour of Monticello, the house of Thomas Jefferson.

Lastly, before I close, if you haven’t already make sure you check out the ‘revamped’ vocation page on our website. It’s full of info on our life as Poor Clares and includes each sister’s vocation story. It’s well worth the visit!

Well, I need to run, I hope not to be so tardy with my blogging in the future…pray for this procrastinator!

All my love and prayers
Sr Mary Blogger