St. Gabriel’s Novitiate Winter Party

Each year in January we celebrate the feast day of our novice directress, Sr. Mary Veronica, and the novitiate members make it extra festive!

Here is the cordial invitation to her party

Invitation to the Novice Directress

…to be the Guest of Honor

Entrance to the Winter Snow Party

Entrance to the Winter Snow Party

Welcome to the Winter Party

Welcome!

A warm fireplace to keep us nice and toasty!

A warm fireplace to keep us nice and toasty!

Place cards

Place cards surround the table as we settle in to enjoy a winter repast of fruit, nuts and warmed Christmas cookies.

Enjoying tea

Enjoying tea

and conversation

…and conversation

After meal entertainment!

…and after meal entertainment!

The 12 Days of Winter – St. Joseph Monastery Style

…On the twelfth day of winter, I looked outside to see: twelve veils a-flapping, eleven sisters skating, ten snowballs flying, nine deer a-prancing, eight shovels shoveling, seven nuns a-skiing, six snowbirds hopping, FIVE SHINING ICICLES, four cups of cocoa, three smiling postulants, two big toboggans, and a bird feeder in a pear tree!

Sr. Mary Veronica thanks the Lord for three Passionist postulants.

Sister Mary Veronica thanks the Lord for three Passionist postulants

 And we thank the Lord for Sister Mary Veronica!

9 thoughts on “St. Gabriel’s Novitiate Winter Party

  1. Lovely seeing the Love,Joy, & fun you all have as you celebrate your feast day!!
    God Bless each of You & thank you for sharing : )

  2. What a fun celebration for Sr Mary Veronica and the three postulates. The picture of them speaks to their joy! Love your rendition of 12 Days of Christmas very much and bet it’s fun to sing!!! Hope you many more such celebrations!!!

  3. Happy Feast Day Sister Mary Veronica! I always enjoy seeing the creative festivities. Thanks for sharing the joy of that beautiful celebration with us.

    God bless you all,
    Larena

    • It sure looks like there was a lot of merry time out there amist the trees. I bet your new postulants wonder what kind of religious group are they discerning. Lol.

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