I am sorry not to have been able to respond individually to everyone.
Near the end of the year we had a lot of illness, followed by snow and more snow. Over the Christmas holidays we did not have electricity because of the storms and were not able to get to town (20 miles) to celebrate the Christmas church services. We had almost 36 inches of snow! (A normal snow for us in winter is 3 inches). We were, however, able to celebrate in our private chapel, by candlelight.
I want everyone to know that I appreciate all your kind words and thoughts and best wishes.
My wish for all of you this new year is to grow in spiritual understanding, that you may be able to love one another as Christ loved us, by His mercy and grace. Grace is doing for someone that which they cannot do for themselves. May you all give your grace to others this new year.
Love to All of You, in Christ,
Sr. Magdalen Antonia, SSAE