What’s a Favorite Convent Recreation?

Sister JulieAnn Sheahan

March 19, 2020

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity recently welcomed @25 St. Albert the Great Campus Ministry students from Michigan Tech for an evening of prayer, food and recreation. Our Sister Jacqueline Spaniola, Fr. Ben Hasse and Fr. Dustin Larson were also travel companions. Prayer took place in St. Francis Chapel. Food included a Lemon Chicken Soup, a variety of wraps and ice cream sundaes. Guests joined the Sisters in the convent cafeteria (before the Coro virus protection plans for everyone began.) What happened for recreation?

Well, first was a convent scavenger hunt. Clues: Find the painting of the young woman knitting. (Sister Jacqueline did not know where this art piece was hanging.) Find the stained glass window with the Three Kings and pick up a bookmark. (Of course, this was in the confessional with the door closed to create some serious discernment.) The closing challenge was two rounds of the card game Spoons.

After a winning team was announced and a prize given to all (Pope Francis candle and Italy apron for the St. Al’s kitchen), the group went to the gym. The Sisters gave up their floor hockey sticks to the students for the night. However, Michigan-raised Postulant Mary Jane added her energy to the floor. It was a fun night with the two priests on apposing teams and just plain good puck concentration.




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