February 2 is Sr. Bernadette Marie's profession day...but it's also the day our local Catholic school, St. Patrick's, is having its annual fundraising gala. Part of the gala is a dessert auction and they asked us to donate some cakes or other baked goods for this. Despite a very busy schedule preparing for the profession, a few sisters found time to do some creative baking!
The small cake with nuts on top is a hummingbird cake made by Sr. Mary Gabriel (with help from others); the cake below it (like a large white doughnut) is a cake based on a recipe by Martha Washington (the wife of President George Washington) baked by Sr. Mary Jeremiah; the darling ladybug cake was baked and decorated by Sr. Mary Dominic, and Sr. Maria Cabrini is holding her cake creation, an open book with the words, "We Love You, St. Pat's School" written in green and decorated with shamrocks! Sr. Marie Augustine made some delicious cookies, too (unfortunately not pictured). We hope our small contribution of desserts will help support St. Patrick's School at the gala and in years to come. Although we have chosen to lead a hidden life of prayer, we enjoy making our own contribution to our local parishes and supporting the efforts of the Church in general. These cakes are a reminder of all the prayers that we send up every day, not only for St. Patrick's School, but for the whole world!