Category Archives: Canossians

Reclaiming the Shire

It has now been two weeks and David and I are getting settled into our life back in East Lansing. I LOVE the fall and clean crisp air.  Great for running, biking and walking. This is not Dili, to be … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Timor

David:   I hate saying goodbyes, especially those that have a finality about them. John Paul told Sr. Guilhermina that he didn’t want to come to the airport because it was too hard to say goodbye.  I understand. Our final … Continue reading

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Sister Acts

As we near the end of our time here, normal experiences acquire a poignancy that we might not otherwise notice. Sr. Juliana’s birthday celebration is an example. It was a grand occasion, every one of the nearly fifty Canossian sisters … Continue reading

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Feast of St. Magdalene

Discover the meanings and values that define the cultural context. Recognize their order of importance. These make up a culture’s distinctive character. Study of a group’s history explains why a culture transmits only certain meanings and cherishes particular values more … Continue reading

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Birthday Reflections

Today is my 59th birthday, I don’t feel any different than I did at 39, I am wonderously blessed and I know it. I have the three most amazing children, two fabulous daugthers-in-law and two beautiful grandsons whom I shall … Continue reading

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Bali High, part two

We’ve returned from our junket to Bali. And we need to finish the story. Sister Edna and Nina picked us up Thursday morning. Admittedly, we were skeptical about this arrangement. Our flight back to Dili was 10:30 am  Friday, so why … Continue reading

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Gongs, grilled fish and getting away to Bali

We were required to leave the country for four days to get our long-term visa. With the collapse of a bridge on the coastal road to Indonesia, our plan was changed from driving to West Timor to flying to Bali.  … Continue reading

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