Epiphany Party

Every year at Epiphany the novitiate hosts a party at evening recreation. It is the one day of the year that the Professed sisters get to go up to the novitiate quarters. It is always fun to see how the sisters decided to decorate each year. There are always cookies and ice cream to enjoy as well. Once everyone is settled we start off the evening of carols with "We Three Kings" as we crown our three "kings." How, you may ask, are the kings determined? The sister who bakes Epiphany breakfast hides three almonds in the scones/muffins/etc. This year Sr. Chiara Marie baked us Irish Scones and the lucky "kings" were Sr. Mary Magdalene, Sr. Denise Marie, and Sr. Mary Amata. Not only are the "kings" regaled with the traditional carol and crowned, but a Mass is said for them at the next available opening. Apologies for some of the pictures, the party is by candlelight!