Here’s a Franciscan College Finals Week Treat

by Sister Julie Ann on December 11, 2013

Although some might consider Christmas baking at this time of year, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Sister Linda Brandes and Sister Marcus Steede mixed up a large batch of chocolate chip cookies (not for Christmas), but for Silver Lake College of the Holy Family Students during Finals Week. It was Sister Anne Turba’s idea. She thought it would be homey way for all of us at the Holy Family Convent to reach out to our neighbors at a time of real need.

Silver Lake College Students Receive Cookies for exam week from Franciscan SistersAfter the cookies were cooled, Sister Estelle Vanden Heuvel, Sister Maria Jose Scharinger, Sister Angela Paul, Sister Martin Flavin, Sister Marlene Schwaller and Sister Kay Elmer packaged the goodies with a picture postcard printed in the Motherhouse Commmunication Department. The greeting included a prayer to St. Joseph of Cupertino, (Franciscan patron of getting the right questions-the ones you know-on an exam) and an original Sister Martinella Janz poem.

On Monday evening, still another group of Sisters(see if you can identify them?) distributed the gift in the college cafeteria as students gathered for an evening Finals Breakfast Feast.

The poem and more pictures follow:


It is again hereSilver Lake College Students Prepare for Finals Week

Testing is in gear!

Will you scurry

In reckless worry?

Have a little care

You WILL prepare.

Get busy on your part

Have a grateful heart,Exam Week Franciscan Sisters' Treat

And eat a small treat

Keeping calm and sweet!

A gift for you from HFC

(The Sisters) as you study.


3 thoughts on “Here’s a Franciscan College Finals Week Treat”

  1. Sister Mary Ann says:

    I know that the students appreciated the thoughtfulness and goodness of this delicious gift!

  2. Sr. Regina Rose says:

    I love this idea!! This is so great! I think it’s such a wonderful way for the Sisters to reach out and make their presence known in a different way!

  3. Sister Kathleen says:

    I think chocolate chips are a proven brain food aren’t they? Great project! I would say A+!

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