Summer is full of possibilities and when August comes to an end, it seems that many of those possible activities have slipped by again another year. Sisters of Divine Providence have enjoyed a variety of opportunities to learn, share, work, rest and pray.
This summer Sisters Mary Agnes Cashman, Jean and Rose Ann Menke, with a few other volunteers spent time house cleaning Holy Trinity Elementary School, Bellevue and beautifying the grounds. Walls and windows were washed, lights dusted, air conditioners cleaned and some areas painted. The building was refreshed for a new school year! Then each of those sisters enjoyed vacationing in Solomons, Maryland, Washington, DC and the Outer Banks.
Sister Peggy Jacobs did some volunteer work for the Southern Maryland Community Resources, a nonprofit organization that helps to bridge the gap for individuals with developmental differences. The annual dragon race festival helps to support their programs.
The summer began for Sr. Cindy Fehrenbach with a refreshing and fulfilling retreat at Mount St. Joseph Spirituality Center, Cincinnati, a new place for her and several other CDP’s to make their annual retreat. She also enjoyed reading “Jesus” by James Martin and “The Nightingale” by Kristen Hannah. A vacation to the ocean with friends was relaxing and another opportunity to appreciate the wonders God has created.
Sr. Grace Ann Schmersal learned to take the helm on a sailboat on the Patuxent River in Calvert County, Maryland. Her friends Mary and Ed Bahniuk invited the sisters of her community in Solomons for an afternoon sail!
Sr. Mary Carol Henggeler enjoyed some vacation days in Solomons, Maryland and a day trip from there to Washington DC where she visited the National Sculpture Garden and several other Smithsonian Museums. She stayed at Theological College, once busy with Sisters of Divine Providence in their ministry of cooking for seminarians studying there.