Around the Abbey

A Birthday and Epiphany

Sr. Ann Marie Lortscher celebrated her 75th birthday on January 9th.  She is on the left next to Mother Rebecca.  We are having a run on 75th birthdays.  We will have one more to celebrate this year.  Mother Gail’s on January 31st!  She shares the same birthday as Thomas Merton.

On the feast of Epiphany our new icon of Our Lady of Consolation was blessed by Fr. Xavier during Eucharist.  The icon was written by Sr. Nettie’s sister Mary.  It was placed on the wall opposite our prayer room.