If you\’re thinking, \”Wait, isn\’t St. Margaret of Hungary\’s feast day on January 18?\” you would be right. However, since January tends to be a busy time–what with the New Year and Epiphany and all–Sister thought it would be more appropriate to have her feast day at another time of the year. We\’ve had other prioresses do this too–notably, Sr. Mary John, whose feast day was December 27th, but who often celebrated either on Mother\’s Day (as our spiritual mother) or sometimes the Nativity of John the Baptist (June 24). So, like so many things in religious life, we have a precedent and a tradition!
|Part of the feast day table (gifts, etc.) Notice the picture of St. Margaret of Hungary in the middle!|
|Left side of feast day table (when you are facing it)|
We began with the feast day song, a musical retelling of Sr. Mary Margaret\’s many adventures and accomplishments over the past year. It was written by one of the sisters and set to a familiar tune.
Sister seemed to enjoy it a lot!
Then, we played games all morning. They had a \”mystery\” theme at Sister\’s request.
|The community was divided into four teams, three of which are pictured here. Sr. Mary Rose (right) supervised and kept score.|
In the afternoon, Sister opened her many gifts. The vast majority were hand made by the sisters. Possibly some future raffle prizes?
|As Sister opened her gifts, we passed them around the circle so all could admire them.|
It was a delightful and fun-filled day, ending with a skit and more mysterious games in the evening. We also saw a movie on the two evenings before and after the actual day (Friday and Sunday), so we had a triduum of celebrations for Sister!
Thank you for everything you do, Sister, and for everything you are! May God continue to bless you abundantly, and all our community, too!