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  • The Manor Fish Condo: Sr. Aquinas and her fish named Kyle

    August 16, 2018

    One day, Mr. Kyle Dickey, kitchen manager with Metz Culinary Management, came into my office with a surprising request. He said, “I really enjoy all the Sisters living with us here at The Manor, and I would like to get them something that would add more joy and happiness than they are already sharing as a group.” He wanted to get them a fish aquarium. After a short conversation, we agreed to let him make it a surprise. He spun on his heels, and back he went to the kitchen.
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  • Aug. 15: Wednesday Reflection

    August 15, 2018

    Today we celebrate the feast of the Assumption of Mary into heaven. As I continued to pray, last week’s reflection about ‘dreaming small’ kept coming to mind. I couldn’t help but think of Mary’s role in being part of what we now call the Catholic Church. No matter what, she always seemed to be in the background observing what needed to be done and getting it done. We only have to think of the Wedding at Cana when she let Jesus know that the wedding couple was out of wine. Nothing big, but she observed the need and did something to take care of the need. And, we know the rest of the story.
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  • August 8: Wednesday Reflection

    August 8, 2018

    Don’t ever doubt that God has a sense of humor. As I was preparing to write this reflection, I remembered a newer song that I heard on a Christian station. The song is “Dream Small,” by Josh Wilson. To my delight, while attending our National Assembly, Sr. Barbara Jean, our outgoing Provincial Superior, used it as part of her closing remarks. So, I guess I was supposed to use it in this reflection.
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