Professed Feast

St. Mary Magdalene’s memorial is the professed feast day and every year the novitiate is tasked with creating fun food and snacks for the community. Some years have gotten pretty crazy, but this year Sr. Mary Catharine, our novice mistress, had two seasoned pros in the novitiate-Sr. Mary Veronica and Sr. Mary Jacinta. (God willing, next year the craziness will return with new sisters!)

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Sr .Mary Veronica made a German beef dish (with some fancy name). It was delicious!

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Sr. Mary Jacinta is all smiles for her last St. Mary Magdalene Day in the novitiate!

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Sr. Mary Catharine making her tomato tarts. Think pizza…but so much better!

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Sr. Joseph Maria waits for a slice of Sr. Mary Veronica’s homemade ice cream cake. The cake had three different flavors-chocolate, vanilla, and coffee!

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Sr. Mary Magdalene takes a break from making rosaries to enjoy the icecream cake. It looks like she approves!

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Electric Peak Creative stopped by to pick up their equipment and found a chalkboard message. This message is a reply to the one they left for us!

Behind the Scenes with ElectricPeakCreative

Sr. Mary Elizabeth, 82, was the cheerleader during a soccer game at recreation that ElectricPeakCreative filmed. After the game she gave the sisters all high-fives (the Sr. Mary Elizabeth way) for a game well-played. You can watch the behind-the-scenes video clip below!

Capital Campaign Filming

This past week has been an interesting one as we’ve had a film crew running around the monastery (and at one point on top of our 10ft walls!).  Grassroots Films in collaboration with ElectricPeakCreative will be making a short video for our capital campaign, and we’ve now learned that it takes hours and hours and days and days of filming for a short 7 minute video! It was a joy working with Aaron, Tom, Julia, and Natalie, this week. We were impressed by their professionalism and respect for our life, and definitely recommend ElectricPeakCreative to anyone in need of a film crew!

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Filming a sister studying in on of the cells.

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So much was going on at recreation, they didn’t know what to film first!

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No, that’s not a laptop in front of Sr. Mary Veronica–it’s her rosary-making box!

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Sr. Mary Catharine, novice mistress, is filmed speaking with one of her novices.

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It was a very tight fit getting all of the camera and lighting equipment into Sister’s tiny office!

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Sr. Judith Miryam, Infirmarian, is readied for her interview in the infirmary office.