Novice Visits Arizona Convent

Sister JulieAnn Sheahan

February 01, 2018

Sister Clare Rose shares her reflections on a recent visit with our Sisters at Immaculate Conception Convent, Yuma, Arizona.

What activities did you do/ministries did you shadow while on mission?

I think I had a few highlights! One was going to the schools and talking to the kids. Another was being involved with the Sisters in their daily routines. I loved helping to cook and helping out in the classroom. I got to spend time with each Sister in their jobs such as teaching, working in an office, or even tutoring. Each Sister had an important job.

Describe “community life” based on your experience.

Honestly it felt like a family. We cooked (and they let me help), cleaned, went for walks, did a puzzle, and laughed a lot together. I loved every minute of all of this just being there and living as they would. I loved praying together as well. We didn’t have to go out to have a good time together.

What were some memorable moments?

Trying to figure out a crossword puzzles with Sister Alexandra, going to the three schools and playing P.E. and basketball with the kids, going to the classrooms and talking to all the students, when Sr. Hannah told her kids that I was coming back to Wisconsin and they all turned around and said “noooo”!!! I also enjoyed walking and talking with both Sr. Hannah and Sr. Janet. The day Sister Mary Beth and I decided to grill hamburgers outside it decides to rain!! (We still grilled them though!!!) When Sister Ann Mary and I tackled changing the sweeper bag and seeing both her and Sr. Janet tutoring. All the talks with Sister Charlene and going shopping with her and having some new spicy foods!

Finish the Sentence: My time on mission taught me_________

just how much we really are one big family!

Anything you’d like to say to sisters and readers viewing this article?

All the Sisters out in Yuma, Thank you!

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