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December 2022 eNewsletter

December 2022
“How is it December already!?” You’ve heard it. You’ve thought it. Time goes by fast. And, yes! It’s December already! Advent is a liturgical season beloved by the Church, but is often lost in the quick passing of days. The symbol of the evergreen wreath with its four candles—a wheel of Advent time marked by longing, hope, and faith—is present in our congregations and our homes. The snow still has its novelty and is another symbol of time set aside for quiet stillness and waiting.
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In Remembrance of Sister Duane Moes, OSB

July 2020
Sister Linda Soler, OSB, gave the eulogy at Sister Duane’s service. The following is the eulogy as written and spoken. The monastic community would like to offer our sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of Sister Duane. We had the privilege of journeying with Sr. Duane because she touched the lives of so many people. A heartfelt thank you to our healthcare staff who cared for Sister Duane with unconditional love. With dignity and grace, she lived her monastic life fulfilling her Baptismal call by letting go to take the hand of God. In the Gospel, Jesus said I am the way and the truth, and the life. Sister Duane would embrace those words knowing someday Jesus would prepare a place for her. As in the Gospel, Sister Duane did believe, and allowed the works of Jesus, knowing life would not always be easy, yet the Gospel message was the fabric of her life when Jesus said “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God, have faith also in me.”
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