Happy Feast Day To You!
We've had a lot of feast days to celebrate recently--the Archangels, St. Therese, the Guardian Angels, and Our Lady of the Rosary. So, how do we celebrate?
Some things are subject to change depending on circumstances. For example, we currently have a generous cook who makes whatever the feast day sister wants for dinner and supper on the big day (within reason, of course!). The novitiate sisters often have a little party when one of their own celebrates her feast day. And all the sisters receive cards, small gifts, prayers, and other tokens of affection from the other sisters.
And, we sing a song of the feast day sister's choice at recreation! This is actually a big deal because sisters often choose songs we don't sing at Mass--and therefore sing rarely. We all stand in a circle for the song. Before COVID-19, the feast day sister went around the circle to embrace each sister, but we put that on hold for the time being. Still, we are happy to be a part of the community and to have a group of sisters to support us in good times and bad.
As another song we never sing at Mass goes, "the best things in life are free"!