"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…

August 2017

Dear Friends

We have recently had the joy of being able to watch a nest of barn swallows visible from our front parlor window, up close and personal! We have watched the parents build the nest, then four eggs were laid, then they hatched and the parents faithfully fed those babies - what a job! Now the babies got big and ready to fledge the nest; the parents flew around the nest as if to show the little ones how to fly and encouraging them to try their wings! Eventually one by one each took that huge "leap of faith" and left the nest. When you think about it, the only world they've known was that nest - to actually fly out into the unknown universe is amazing and awesome, isn't it?

What a meditation it has been to watch this new life come to fruition. Lots of lessons for us to ponder, like faithfulness in small things, willingness to take risks, not clinging to things that no longer support or nourish us, to name a few!

We pray this time of summer's end will be a time of new life for you and your family and friends. We sincerely thank you for your support which makes our life of prayer possible.

Gratefully,

Sr. Carolyn Forgette, osc and all your Poor Clare Sisters

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