Saturday, October 27, 2012
Sr. Monica Teresa Garcia continues to teach at St. Joseph’s Academy sponsored by Marist Brothers. Juan Antonio, one of her senior students who is the president of the service program organized a much needed service to a poor widow in Brownsville. This was part of a service day for all Marist Youth. Here are some excerpts from the student who organized the service.
Her house is in dire need of repairs……..Because the amount of repairs needed is overwhelming, I’ve decided that – throughout the entire year – I’ll be visiting her home a few times with different groups of volunteers to help her home look the way it should.
This first time, because I want to make sure we are getting the job done right way, I chose to work on replacing the kitchen floor, fixing the sink pipe, and repainting the inside walls of the house etc.”
Juan Antonio organized every detail of the work. What a Leader!
Friday, October 19, 2012
Have you watched Brother sun set into the west while sister Moon rose in the east and this while sitting in silent September, entranced by the ocean shore---Sky and beach appearing out of the mysterious moonlight?
In the light of an October afternoon, acorns become cat toys and squirrels scold the furry felines from the safety of the oaks. Maybe just once we grown ups might kick up some leaves and laugh in the brisk air.
The world is again transforming. Life is surrendering. There is wonder and amazement. Are the trees afraid? Does not our Father care even for these? Are we afraid? Are we not worth, each one of us, more than all the leaves that have ever fallen? Jesus consistently told his disciples “Be not afraid”.
During this season of wisdom, and serene surrender, be open to the mystery.Take heart, consider the trusting surrender of nature and surrender too to Your Father, His Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
On September 22nd , the town had its Dighton Tricentennial Parade and three of our sisters, Sr. Vimala, Sr. Ana Maria and Sr. Glorina participated. The theme of the parade was “March of Time” and was about three-mile long with 80 floats! It went down the “Old Bristol Path” starting at the corner of Main and Elm Street and ended at Dighton Elementary School.
Many marchers wore colonial
clothes and others were dressed as
Native Americans. There were public
officials, veterans and their families,
and representatives from the
shipbuilding, farming, business and
industry sectors of the town. There
were Boys and Girl Scout troops,
youth soccer teams, members of our
parish and many more.