Sister Mary Bernadette Receives Her Eternal Reward
Last newsletter, this space was dedicated to telling you about our dear Sister Mary Bernadette's declining health. She went to her eternal reward on December 16, 2011. On the school Web site, we have pictures of Sister and of her funeral. Please be patient while they load; and, remember, click on the thumbnail images to see the entire picture (I don't know why the photo album is so non-user-friendly, but it is!).
We have posted some pictures from our Christmas Program (December 18, 2011). You may see them here. The program was recorded and is available on DVD from the Center Bookstore ($5 plus shipping and handling); call 603-239-6485 to order.
Christmas at the Center
This lovely statue greets all our guests and students at the front door.
After Midnight Mass, we always meet in Saint Joseph's hall for cookies and eggnog. This year we had a special treat: an early performance of two carols in four-part harmony that was being prepared for the Anniversary Program.
And a few pictures from the convent (note the Christmas tree; Sister Maria Rosaria very cleverly harvested three saplings from our property and tied them together):
May Our Lady of the Presentation help us all to ponder the Christmas mysteries in our hearts as she did!
January 15 - Anniversary Program (after brunch in St. Joseph's Hall - about 11:30am)
January 19 - Mothers' Tea (and the end of the second quarter)
How You Can Help
Thank you to all of you who gave donations to the school for Christmas. We certainly need them!
If you feel that you could make any kind of a gift to the school to help us with our financial needs, we would be so very grateful and will certainly pray for you.
(The picture below is of Sister Mary Bernadette, left, and Sister Marie-Louise -- d. 1996, right, with one of our graduates!)
The School & Sisters' Wish List
Author for Dec.-January
Sister Maria Philomena, M.I.C.M.