On Thurdsay, December 16, the Sisters hosted the annual Christmas party for their employees. They provided ice cream and and all kinds of toppings for making banana splits.
|Sister Lois handed out employee pins to members of the kitchen staff. Deb Bowers, Carlos Miller, and Mathew Runnoe received 5-year pins.||Sister Luella was in charge of the bananas.|
Sissy Ward, who creates awesome, magical center pieces for our Monastery Receptions and other dinners, received a 15-year pin. She is on the left below. Postulant Leilani (on right) helped serve coffee. She is wearing her postulant medal and her postulant apron (which signifies labora, or work), but not postulant headgear.
Two Environmental Services employees had received their 5-year pins, Susan Pearson and Liann Valentine, a couple of days earlier. Sister Marilyn entertained the crowd of about 83 of the employees with a Christmas story about the charms of belief.
Sister Marilyn reads a story of Faith
Then Sister Lois, Sister Barbara Ann, Sister Sarah, and Sister Martha took turns reading a prayer of blessing which concluded with all present singing “We Wish You a Merry Christmas!”
Sisters pray and sing a Christmas Blessing upon the employees.