Imagine receiving an invitation to a Skating Party where the whole lake is the rink. You would be picturing the backyard of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Motherhouse. On Saturday, January 29, 2010 with music piped in the air through speakers housed in nearby ‘green hut’ (literally named for its evident exterior paint job), postulants, novices and Franciscan Sisters forged the frozen water enjoying a favorite Wisconsin winter sport.
Believe it or not, Sister Myra Jean Sweigart, OSF was drawn to answering a call to the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity after seeing seasonal pictures of the Motherhouse, because ice skating was one of her passions. Although not the ‘typical’ or only reason why a young woman may be attracted to be a Franciscan Sister, God does want our happiness and uses what we enjoy to help reveal His plan for a lifetime.
The skating party was complete with hot apple cider, s’mores, and of course, plenty of Sisterly conversation between the ups and downs of life and trying to keep warm.
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Does any of this ‘rink’ true for you?