Glory Glory Halleluia

Perhaps the title for this post should read: Better Late Than Never!  Enjoy this post about our Independence Day celebrations…

Perhaps some of our long-time blog followers will recall the rather wet day we had on the 4th of July last year, complete with damp charcoal briquettes that delayed our grilling efforts, and a rain-drenched hike in the afternoon. This year was not quite so drizzly, though we did have a misty rain all morning which drove Sr. Cecilia Maria and Christie under the carport to grill our traditional hotdogs and hamburgers. Sister Mary Andrea and Sr. Frances Marie, however, braved the weather to make a spectacular harvest of homegrown blackberries – over 5 cups from our little plot of brambles!

At noon, we were treated to a homemade peppermint ice cream cake, a real collaborative affair. One nun made the crust from chocolate mint cookies, another filled it up with vanilla ice cream, patriotic sprinkles, and crushed peppermints, and finally a third sister added the finishing touch – a peppermint rendition of Old Glory.

A refreshing, festive treat: peppermint ice cream cake!

After such a cloudy morning, we were delighted to find the sky clear and the air breezy in the afternoon, perfect for some outdoor recreation.

Nothing brings people together like marshmallows and fire

We started with toasting some s’mores over the last embers of the morning’s grilling endeavors.

Sr. Maria Faustina and Sr. Mary Veronica hone their serving skills

Then we dug out an ancient badminton net a tried very hard to keep the birdie bouncing back and forth, with mixed success.

Sr. Cecilia Maria keeping cool

After a while, Sr. Cecilia Maria decided it would be easier to conquer a giant slice of watermelon than to overcome our lackluster lawn game skills, and the rest of us gladly followed suit.

As we concluded our day of joy and of prayer for our nation, all the nuns joined in singing the Battle Hymn of the Republic, with its rousing chorus of “glory, glory, hallelujah.” May God’s truth indeed march on in America, and may He continue to bless our country from His bountiful goodness!

Sr. Maria Faustina shows off her patriotism

This entry was posted by Sponsa Christi.

4 thoughts on “Glory Glory Halleluia

  1. Loved it!! Thanks for sharing😇

    On Sat, Aug 12, 2017 at 4:33 PM, In the Shadow of His Wings wrote:

    > Sponsa Christi posted: “Perhaps the title for this post should read: > Better Late Than Never! Enjoy this post about our Independence Day > celebrations… Perhaps some of our long-time blog followers will recall > the rather wet day we had on the 4th of July last year, complete w” >

  2. Great celebration of our Independence Day. You guys had so much fun. Love the smiles. A true measure of your happiness . God bless our country. Love you all.

  3. Your Independence Day celebration sounds such fun and I loved the description of the ice-cream cake. God bless you all.

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