"May almighty God bless you. May God look upon you with mercy and give you peace..."-Blessing of St. Clare

A message from our Abbess…

July 2015

Dear Friends,

As I look out the window at the profusion of day lilies and sunflowers that are beautifully gracing our garden, the tomatoes on the vine, peppers, cucumbers and squash ripening in our vegetable garden and blueberries on the bushes that we’re sharing with the rabbits in our yard, I am filled with amazement at the diversity and abundance of God’s creative Spirit! July seems to be a month that shows us the plenitude of God’s life all around us. May we take notice and give appropriate thanks.

We celebrate Independence Day this month so it’s also a time to reflect on the gifts we share in this great country of ours, as imperfect as it is. In spite of our problems, we do have stable lives free of oppression, the violence of war and the desperate fate of being refugees as so many of our sisters and brothers. Aren’t we blessed! Let’s be sure to take time to remember that during these lazy summer days.

Among our many blessings, we give thanks for you. Your faith in our life of prayer and the way you faithfully support us in so many ways speaks to us of encouragement and of God’s providence.

May you have a safe and blessed summer!

With gratitude and prayers,

Sr. Carolyn Forgette, OSC
And all your grateful Poor Clare Sisters

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