Sister Jeanne Ann – Sunday Winter Wonderland

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Sister Jeanne Ann – Sunday Winter Wonderland

What a surprise I encountered as I looked out the Monastery windows!   The trees were decked in their finest Sunday, winter apparel.   What a spectacular, breathtaking array!As I joined the Community for Morning Prayer, I was so aware of some of the psalms and canticles:Give thanks to God who is so good, whose love is everlasting!  Bless the Lord, frost and cold,Bless the Lord, ice and snow,Praise and glorify God forever!After brunch, I put on my tall boots, winter jacket and pants and hat.  With camera in hand, I walked to our cemetery.  

Gethsemane Cemetery

I reflected by the stations and by the pieta of Mary holding Christ who gave his all for us. 

Station of the Cross - Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem

It was hard to leave this spectacular and awesome land of winter splendor.


Even though a picture is worth a thousand words, photographs cannot adequately capture the true magnificence and deep spiritual experience this was for me.

White evergreens

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