Sunday, May 17, 2015

First retirement ministry

With ACE Mentee,
Touchdown Jesus in the background
When my first retirement missioning assignment sent me to sunny Arizona, I began to think of it as an adventure. To top that off I was invited to a conference at the University of Notre Dame, my Alma Mater and a FAVORITE spot, I began to describe my volunteer status as my “Adventure in Retirement.” Several days of learning the philosophy of the ACE Academies, meeting other new ACE Academy Staff members and the Notre Dame staff were great. Several days on the Notre Dame campus with no homework assignments or exams was a nice feature too! A tour of Notre Dame Stadium, Press Box and all, was the last activity before the closing Mass. The spot with the Library with its mural dubbed "Touchdown Jesus" in the background was a favorite place for pictures. 

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Miles, Hours, and Years

Franciscan Sisters stationed in Arizona spent a total of 14 hours in cars today, driving roughly 822 miles to join in celebration of 303 collective years of service given by six jubilee celebrants and one finally professed Sister among them. Mimi's Cafe in Casa Grande was the scene of much happy chatter and laughter as we as we enjoyed a lovely lunch.

"We Invite You" -- to the joy a long term Religious commitment!
See additional pictures of the fun on Facebook.