We had a wonderful evening at the Hilton Gardens, with over 500 guests for our benefit dinner/concert. As for the singing, from my perspective, anyway, it was a bit like the plague of Egypt...you know, the invasion of frogs? My high notes were okay, and that's what people seem to remember, though! Today we have a free day. Some of the sisters are going to the art museum in Manhattan. I'm planning to stay on Staten Island to get some video footage of the "new" convent here so our sisters in the other communities will have a chance to see it. I plan to take a walk to the Post Office for Christmas stamps (I need a goal when I take a walk, and the Post Office is about a mile from here, so that's just about right). I also hope to read the Pope's new encyclical on HOPE. (One of my favorite books is Josef Pieper's "On Hope," so I am really excited about an encyclical on the topic.)
Happy Feast of St. Andrew!
Oh, and keep the prayers coming for Sr. Michael who is still with us, though she is nearing the goal of all our hope.