Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Sister Concepción Medina and Sister Delores Wisnicky respond to the Discernment Question: What do Franciscan Sisters do for fun?
Sister Delores Wisnicky
I love to go for walks in the woods or by water. Growing up on Lake Michigan, water draws me. I love going the Nature Center in town. I walk there from St. Paul’s. I listen to the birds, see deer and take in the beauty of nature. I love hearing the water in the creek running over the rocks. Nature renews my heart, my soul.
This spring I was playing in the flowers and baby rabbits came out of a hole that I didn’t know was there. There were so many, so little, eyes closed. They came out and then all went back in. I have seen them several times this summer. They love our garden and eat often there. They took out beans, all the beets, lettuce, and many of the peas.
I love watching the birds. The hummingbird delights me by coming early in the morning. I have seen her baby as well. There is something about that tiny bird and how she hovers that amazes me. I play in the flowers lots as well. I start the seeds in the convent in April and love to watch them grow. At the end of May, I put them outside. When they are young, some do get eaten. Now they are blooming and adding so much color, beauty to the world.
I love to sing and play guitar. I write poetry and paint.