wow. and here i am, back at the convent with the cabrini sisters. the seminary days are over – as of 4pm tonight at the convent of the sisters of the holy child, we have been commissioned to go out and spread our ministry in education. one commissioning service down…TWO more to go! we have cabrini then commissioning with the sisters of the good shepherd. crazy ridiculous. it was a beautiful service, and it was a beautiful day.
i just finished walking sister sylvia back to her room. she is very old, she can not hear anything, but she was reading chicken soup for the golden soul. i helped her put her book onto the pocket in her walker, and walked her back to her room. i think i almost started crying when i saw the other sister trying to communicate with her through writing on paper. she was just concerned as to why she wasn’t in bed yet, even though she had her nightie on and everything. these sisters are amazing. i wish you could see what i see. my cheeks are covered in kisses from the sisters. wow, this is great. 🙂
last night we had fun skits, and michelle and i did a skit from wicked, played some charades with the group, and then busted out our own rendition of seasons of love. hey, we had to introduce NYC to everyone (that was the skit prompt), so therefore, we had to do what we do best…have a good time and perform! meanwhile, we went to the grog last night, danced a lot, and ended up talking with some friends out here until 5am. yeah, pretty awesome. 🙂 sorry girl, with your friends, i just could NOT do it. shoot.
at this evening’s commissioning, it was absolutely wonderful to see all the love from the sisters of the holy child, and the cabrini sisters. 🙂 ahh such good stuff. a lot of crying happened today, a lot of reflection, a lot of realizing that wow, i am in such a good place surrounded by so many wonderful people – young, vibrant people really wanting to make a change in the world. what a blessing! support and community are just amazing good things to have. my heart has been on an emotional rollercoaster, but wow. it has been such a good one. never did i think i would have a home in philly…but i have so many friends here now…YAY!
ah unfortunately i wish i could write more, but right now, my head is kinda all over the place. i’m gonna head out to the cabrini house in a bit to visit with some other volunteers, and gotta catch up on much needed phone calls. i am back though at the convent, which means, access to facebook. and THAT, my friends, is a great thing. 🙂
email me with questions…i know some of you have some 😉 firstname.lastname@example.org. holler. i’m out!