Sunday, April 14, 2019

Palm Sunday update

Poor Clares always remember Palm Sunday with special affection as the day our Foundress, St. Clare "eloped" with Jesus in the year 1212.  St. Francis was our Lord's "best man" who received her vows at the little chapel of St. Mary of the Angels, much to the consternation of her family! See our video that tells the story.

Now in the year 2019, we continue our building project to make room for new Poor Clares.  Last week saw the pouring of the footings for our new dormitory.  Pictures follow:
Another crane with concrete nozzle attached
Looks like an elephant's trunk

First pouring
Tomorrow comes the second pouring.  After that, we should be quiet for the rest of Holy Week so that we can concentrate on our contemplation of the Lord's Passion, Death and Resurrection.  Construction resumes Thursday of Easter Week.  God's blessings upon all.  May everyone have a glorious celebration of the Paschal Mystery!

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