Franciscan Sister Gardener in Historical Village

by Sister Julie Ann on September 15, 2015

Do you have any interesting past times? One meaningful hobby of Franciscan Sister Caritas Strodthoff is being a gardener at Manitowoc’s Pinecrest Historical Village. Nestled in the scenic rolling Ice Age Kettle Moraine countryside, this 60 acre outdoor settlement features over 25 buildings furnished from the hand-me-downs of Manitowoc County’s early settlers. It is less than a 10 minute drive from our Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Motherhouse.

Franciscan Sister at Pinecrest Historical VillegeSister Caritas’ plot of land is near the print shop and bee keepers house. While sunflowers can be seen from a distance, the garden’s pumpkins will make a great addition to the town’s coming fall harvest fest.Franciscan Sister Anne and Sister Elaine check out the well at the Pinecrest Village

Recently all volunteers were invited for a potluck meal at the Nennig Dance Pavilion. Sister Caritas extended the invitation to a few other Sisters to join her for the evening. All enjoyed seeing the ground preparations for the Meeme House Inn, a quick neighborhood walk in past times and, of course, helped water the Franciscan garden. Sister Natalie Binversie was also called upon to lead the meal prayer.

Franciscan Sister at Pinecrest Historical Village2

3 thoughts on “Franciscan Sister Gardener in Historical Village”

  1. Mary Ann Gschwind, fspa says:

    Great photos! Caritas is always happy in her garden! 🙂

  2. Sr. Romana Klaubauf says:

    Wonderful presentation of a truly Franciscan pastime hobby. I recently was part of a tour Caritas did of the inside of the Mother house and her presence and detail and energy around the inside of the building was truly remarkable and very well received.
    Sr. Romana

  3. annemarielom says:

    Thank you for featuring this Franciscan hobby and the delightful results… beauty in many forms.

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