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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Well, well, WELL...It's been a long time!

Greetings fellow pilgrims as we travel together our Lenten pilgrimage. We are heading into the 4th week of Lent, which starts off with Laetare Sunday. Laetare!,or  Rejoice!, the Church puts on our lips at this halfway mark. It is a call to us full of depth and promise...and not just because we're closer to eating that chocolate or drinking that beer that we gave up for lent. But Rejoice!, because Christ loves us, and has offered Himself for us and we are about to be caught-up in that reality again these last couple weeks of lent, and especially Holy Week. Rejoice!, because we have been bought and ransomed at a infinite price, the precious Blood of Christ. 

WELL, WELL, WELL...Kudos and profound thanks to Richard Le Blanc, his family and all at Yellow Jacket Drilling Services who have generously donated their services to dig our well. They 'hit' water at about 650 ft, but are digging to about 750 ft for good measure! It was so fantastic to see water pouring from our property, an apt image for the 'living water' that Christ will give to refresh all who come to the chapel. With the permission of Bishop Olmsted we, with a couple of our friends were privileged to attend an 'open-air' mass for the first time at our property. Our loyal friend Fr James Parker, of the Rockford, IL diocese was the celebrant as we joined our hearts together at mass invoking the intercession of the strong protector of the Holy Family and master carpenter, yes, our beloved St Joseph. We are awaiting the permits from the county, and then look out...it's full steam ahead in building the chapel with Haydon Building Corp leading the way.
 Be assured of our prayers for you all, especially those who are experiencing hardship because of the state of our economy. These are the times that try us and   we need to look to find our peace and security in the One who does not change, Jesus Our Lord. We are all in this boat together, being tossed about by the same winds, but Jesus is in the boat with us and He will see us safely to shore.  

11 comments:

Gaell said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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Anonymous said...

Congratulations! It's been a looooong time coming!

Dolores Brown said...

Today, I had the pleasure of re-meeting Barbara and Norm Campbell--a lovely couple! They are very proud and spoke highly of their 2 daughters in Arizona. God bless you and all that you are doing.
Dolores

Our Family said...

Hi Sister, it is great to see you are blogging! I have included you in our blog roll for easy access for people to come from our blog. Please let me know if you need any help.
God Bless!

Michael Soeherman & Family

http://www.hereweare-soeherman.blogspot.com

Mary Lynne said...

It is extremely good to see you progress in construction of the new monestary.

nussegg said...

Dearest Sisters,

I've been following you since the beginning, prayed for you, waited impatiently(!) for any news of progress. Now I'm so happy for all of you that I can't wait for Laetare Sunday so I can jump up and down!! Snuggle in Christ's arms; press your ear against his chest and contemplate His beating Heart full of love and compassion. I know you all will be super busy now-I continue to pray for you and await fresh news from you. In Christ, Esther

Nicole said...

I am so happy for all of you, sisters! It is so wonderful to hear of progress - may little Infant Jesus continue to bless you all in this most holy work.

Mike said...

God bless the Desert Nuns!

Phil said...

I hope this is not taken as an April Fool message, but I just sent half of my income tax refund to further construction. I hope to see the finished product.

Anonymous said...

Happy Easter to all of you!

Anonymous said...

Happy Easter sisters! Hope you had an extra blessed day! : )