A Visit with Br. Thomas Hetland, FSC
|Br. Thomas Hetland, FSC, with most of our younger sisters (some couldn't get away from work, one was at adoration, and one took the picture)|
Not long ago, we changed our plan a little, so that now all the sisters who are too young to be on Medicare use Cigna as their insurance provider. Every year when Br. Thomas comes to our monastery, these younger sisters are strongly encouraged to visit with him in the parlor and find out what is new. Some of us were intrigued by a new plan called HAWA--Healthy As We Age--which provides free blood tests to check various functions, including a complete metabolic panel, liver, kidney, etc. They will also help with nutrition advice and exercise. Although it's hard to commit to exercise and such (in this respect, nuns can be like anyone else!), we know that by keeping healthy we are serving the common good of our community. And that, as St. Augustine writes in his Rule, which we follow, means we are growing in charity!
Please pray for us and all those who benefit from Christian Brothers' services, and for the Brothers themselves who have adapted to this new mission.