Sacramento Here We Come!

Reminder…Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon (about 40 of us) are headed to Sacramento to see the exhibit on the “History of Religious Women in America!”  This show was created by the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. and the closest it gets to Portland is Sacramento!

This adventure is very exciting and one that will be written up in the Archives of the Sisters for sure!  It is the cap of the Sisters 125th Jubilee anniversary this year and will be a great memory for those who take part.  Join me this weekend as I blog our adventures!  And please leave comments! 🙂

Now to the practical side of things…

ü  Our hotel has a swimming pool!

ü  Forecast for Saturday: high of 84 and low of 63.

ü  Sr. Rita has snacks for us.  She will also ask for a bowl of tuna fish to be prepared on Thursday so we can make sandwiches either Thursday evening or Friday morning.

ü  Kelly (our tour arranger) is not only providing snacks and water, but she is also treating us to cinnamon rolls, coffee/tea at “Heaven on Earth” in Azalea, OR.

ü  Bring your own water bottles to refill/coffee mugs.

ü  Remember that we cannot take fruit into California – so pack your lunch accordingly.

ü  We will not stop for lunch (lunch on the bus) but we will stop for lunch/dinner on the return trip.


Friday, April 27

6:00 Morning Prayer and Mass followed by breakfast

7:45 a.m.      Bus Arrives

8:00 a.m.     Board Bus

10:00             Rest stop near Eugene

11:30             Stop at Roseburg to pick up Barbara Green

(exit 127 – Home Depot parking lot)

12:30             Stop at Heaven on Earth Restaurant (exit 86) for coffee, tea, and cinnamon rolls –( thanks to Kelly)

2:30 p.m.     Pick up Sr. Patricia Marie at McDonald’s on Biddle

5:00 p.m.     Stop in Redding, CA, for dinner

8:30 p.m.     Arrival in Sacrament (Best Western Sutter House)

Behind the Scenes at the Convent

I took the day off  to help share a bit of Oregon with some Sisters from Ohio and Wisconsin.  If you read my blog yesterday then you know the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon (SSMO) (my community) celebrated 125 years as a religious community.  Two groups of Sisters came from back East to help us celebrate: the Precious Blood Sisters (CppS) from Dayton, Ohio and the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity (OSF) from Manitowok, Wisconsin.

Sister Noreen Jutte CppS; Sister Charlene Herinckx SSMO; Sister Caritas Strodthoff OSF; Sister Louise Hembrecht OSF; Sister Catherine Hertel SSMO, Sister Joyce Lehman CppS; Sister Joyce Barsotti SSMO, Sister Krista von Borstel SSMO; and Sister Nancy Recker (not pictured)