Day in the Life

by Sister Julie Ann on February 16, 2009

Do you ever wonder just what someone else does all day? On Monday, February 16, 2009, Benjamin Wideman, the originator of a series of ‘Day in the Life’ articles for the Herald Times Reporter, Manitowoc, WI and Jaslyn Gilbert, an award winning photographer of the same mid-size daily Wisconsin paper, were on assignment at Holy Family Convent, home of about two hundred Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity.

Now, the newspaper correspondents came in hopes of  reporting  just ‘what Sisters do all day’. Similarly, the Franciscan Sisters wondered what this crew “would do all day” among them. At day’s end, the Sisters felt blessed to witness a ‘day in the life’  of two dedicated professionals, who were sincerely inquisitive, strong in carrying the tools of their trade, keenly aware of detail in expression and surroundings,  and genuinely delightful people.

Recall a time that you learned about how someone else lives their life.

3 thoughts on “Day in the Life”

  1. Having supper with our guest professional photographer helped me to discover more about her day!

    Jaslyn is good at what she does and does not desire to “make it” as a photographer in a big city! She shared with us her desire to know the people in the city she covers. She finds it much more fulfilling being part of people’s lives on a local level rather than having to cover numerous assignments which include violence and death found in larger cities.

    It was refreshing to hear how she enjoys covering events in Manitowoc and the bordering counties, even all the local sports games. I also enjoyed Jaslyn’s description of how she is able to “get the good shots.”

  2. Sr. Helena Young says:

    I will be looking forward to the the report “Day in the Life” in the local newspaper. I have read the feature in the past and enjoy the information shared. It will be interesting to see what the reporters focus on regarding the Community.

    Thanks for sharing that the Hearld Times Reporter staff visited the Motherhouse and did this feature.

  3. Another place to learn a lot about many professions at once is at a construction meeting of a new building. Respect and admiration for each person’s role in the project builds a contagious spirit of camaraderie.Our Lakeshore area can boast of truly fine businesses, but better it can boast of good people serving the common good.

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