One Postulant’s Catch of Fish

Sister JulieAnn Sheahan

April 07, 2017

Postulant Tricia recently caught a Northern Pike in Silver Lake at Holy Family Convent, Manitowoc, WI. The excitement was shared with the whole Franciscan Community, but the actual fish was gifted to the international Sister students attending Silver Lake College of the Holy Family. Tricia knew they enjoyed eating fish and preparing it as well.  Sister Maddy, one of the Sisters from Uganda, tells about the catch of fish.

I congratulate Tricia for catching the Northern Pike.

I was so surprised when she showed me her catch and said it was for us international Sisters who are happy to live with the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity while attending Silver Lake College of the Holy Family, Manitowoc, WI.

Sr. Mariella Erdmann and I did the cleaning. However, Sister Mariella did most of the cleaning, because the fish was so cold to for me to hold! The Northern was also not easy to fillet due to the substantial (epipleural) “Y-bones”.

Early afternoon, I fried it in kitchen.

Only three of us ate, because others feared the many bones and the spices that I had added!

It was my first time to eat a northern, because the commonest fish in Uganda are Nile perch locally known as Empuuta, Singidia tilapia locally known as Engege and Nile tilapia, Catfish locally known as Semutundu, and Silver fish locally known as Mukene. The northern was very delicious to me. It tasted just like Singidia tilapia.

Tricia had this to say about her catch of fish: “I was just excited to be able to fish by casting out again. I didn’t really expect to catch anything!”

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