October 11, 2020

Sisters Learn New Skills!

Hello from Casa Maria!

It’s looking pretty empty here without you!  We are just beginning to have our first in-person events since March and we look forward to gradually re-introducing our normal apostolic works in the upcoming months.

While you may smile at how we’re behind the times, COVID19 has been a great opportunity for us to learn “new” ways of using technology to engage in our Apostolate of Evangelization through Retreats and Catechesis.  We’ve been blessed to participate in and host various online Conferences, small groups, catechetical meetings, vocations panels and our very own Virtual Retreats.

As exciting as this is, we cannot wait to see you in person!

Here are a few snapshots from some of our recent projects.  We send a big thank you to all who have supported our Community during this time- your prayers and generosity have made our apostolic life possible in this unusual time!  Please know of our prayers for all of you.

We have become pros at setting up mics, tri-pods, and other equipment to film anywhere on our property.

We set up a camera to livestream our Rosary and Divine Office so that our retreatants can join us during virtual events.

The sisters participating in virtual retreats all had a ZOOM lesson so that we would know how to navigate small group sessions during the Mother/Daughter Retreats this summer.

The Sisters’ new “Media Office”!

The Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word have been very helpful in teaching us about recording equipment, filming, editing, and much more!

How many sisters does it take to get a mic in place?

A funny moment: one of our recordings was “video-bombed” by our own yard crew whose edger added a new musical element to “I’ll Fly Away”!  (Visit our vimeo page to see this recording with others to come!)