Mother shot her first deer putting meat on the table for the Sisters (Our Nuisance Permit makes it legal)
Processing the deer meat.
Here we are with Fr. Ray Ryland and his newly published memoir, "Drawn from Shadows into Truth." Fr. Ryland celebrates Holy Mass in our chapel every Monday morning. He just celebrated his 50th anniversary of coming into the Catholic Church yesterday!
Every year during the month of May we make a Marian Pilgrimage--a day trip to a nearby convent or Marian Shrine. This year we went to Pittsburgh, PA, to the Sisters of Divine Providence.
You have to be a courteous driver if you tool around town with a license plate like this one!
The convent of the Sisters of Divine Providence is HUGE and looks like a castle! They also have beautiful grounds and well-kept courtyards. There are approximately 70 Sisters living here now.
The beautiful arches flank the covered-drive entry to the convent. Sr. Mary Francis took this picture looking down from the second story. The two Sisters (in case you can't tell) are Sr. Mary James and Sr. John Mary.
We had a lovely lunch with the Sisters of Divine Providence and then Sr. Mary James somehow got roped into singing for them. (Sr. Mary Peter may have had something to do with that one!) Since our visit was in honor of Our Lady, Sr. Mary James sang Marian hymns in Latin.
Praying together in the Chapel. We offered this pilgrimage in a special way for our dads.
This was a beautiful antique painting in one of the parlors of the convent. I'm not sure which Community it represents.
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