Papa Francisco

“Our daily problems and worries can wrap us up in ourselves, in sadness and bitterness, and that is where death is,” he said. “Let the risen Jesus enter your life, welcome him as a friend, with trust: he is life!”

Easter, 2013

gold cross

“Grace and Peace to you from the One who is, who was and is to come.”  (The Book of Revelation. 4)

The golden cross on our Easter card reaches out to each and all of you, to the north and south, east and west.  The Alpha and Omega, first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, indicate the all inclusive message of hope and good will to all God’s people throughout the world.  This message is not sterile but bears leaves and flowers with the promise of fruit already forming beneath the buds.

Our new Franciscan/Jesuit pope urges us not to give in to the daily temptation to bitterness and pessimism but to find new ways of being grace to others and sharing peace with those near and far.

In Community here in Bloomington we know God’s blessingas we celebrate the Solemn Profession of Sister Lucie Lafleur on April 27.  Sister Lucie is originally from Quebec where she ministered as a pastoral associate and a member the San Egidio movement with particular outreach to immigrants.  Fidelity and fruitfulness come together as we celebrate100 years of life of our Sister Anne Condon, born and raised in Minneapolis, and one of the founders of this Community.

In the celebrations of Holy Week, continuing throughout the Great Fifty Days we remember you all with love and grateful appreciation.