Memorial Day

Although the weather wasn't great, we had a lovely Memorial Day.  This year it was Sr. Mary Catharine's turn to cook, and she had a few more mouths to feed as the sisters in the Monastic Theological Studies (MTS) program had arrived over the weekend to begin their last 2 weeks of classes.

While the kitchen sisters were busy about their preparations, the rest of the sisters relaxed and enjoyed each others company. A few dug out our little miniature pool table for a few rounds of pool and Sr. Denise Marie demonstrated how the game Fox Hunt is played.

The game looks ancient and involves pulling the string from a wooden top to try to hit down as many little wooden bowling pins as possible. The fox's pin is farthest from the starting point and requires the top to move through two intricate doors. We didn't successfully hunt the fox, but we had a lot of fun trying!

We enjoyed dinner and supper in the community room since the weather wasn't cooperating for our usual picnic on the cloister. Maybe we'll have better weather for the Independence Day picnic!