February had a few surprises for us – a snow and ice storm that caused us to stay home for a couple of days and the unexpected death of our Sr. Mary Hugh. It seems strange to say that death came unexpectedly to someone who is 100 years old, but indeed it came as a big surprise to us. Sr. M. Hugh was at the Welcome Prayer Service and Social we had for our new candidate Colleen on February 14. Perhaps she thought the Community was in good stead with Colleen joining us because Sister died the next morning! We were able to welcome about 25 of Sister Hugh’s relatives from Washington, Idaho, and Montana for the services. May she rest in peace.
Please enjoy the photos and video of our Valentine Tea (which had to be postponed due to the snow). The raffle of items made by the Sisters netted $323 for the ESOL program. Snow also postponed a visit to the Community by Archbishop Alexander Sample and his mother Joyce. It is my hope that they will come in the Spring when the campus is in full bloom and tour all the entities before visiting with the Sisters.
With not much patience, I am looking forward to the colors of the Spring flowers!