Association Council Adventures
A few weeks ago two of our sisters headed off to the Monastery of the Infant Jesus in Lufkin, Texas for a meeting of the Association council. Sr. Mary Catharine is first councilor and Sr. Denise Marie is treasurer of the council. The sisters flew off while the rest of the community was in the midst of a stomach flu epidemic, and we hoped and prayed they wouldn't bring the bug to our sisters in Texas! (And it seems like they didn't!)
After their meeting, as the sisters were flying back to New Jersey, they got stuck in North Carolina when their connection home was cancelled due to a snow storm. They did some quick thinking and sent an SOS to the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration at the St. Joseph's Monastery in Charlotte. Thankfully the Poor Clares were able to take in our sisters for the night! Not only were our sisters able to find beds for the night, but they were also able to pray the Divine Office with the Poor Clares and attend Mass before catching a new flight back home the next day.
A big 'thank you' to the Poor Clares for their gracious hospitality!