Meet Clover Sweetness McDermott, the latest addition to Scott and Julie's clan. She is a chocolate lab and sweeeeeeeet!!!
Jim's youngest sister, Eileen Manno, is being honored this evening at the St. Viator's (10th) annual fundraiser, Night of the Lion. For over 40 years Eileen has devoted herself to promoting Catholic education….as a teacher, a counselor, dean, asst. principal, and for the past 10 years as principal.
She has an incredible sense of what her students need. Her devotion has been inspiring to other teachers as well.
I remember when Eileen was a acting in the role of counselor at St. Viator's….people told me the kids were lined up to see her (perhaps a "bit" of exaggeration….maybe not). She has gained the respect and admiration of her peers, of students and their parents.
As understanding and open minded as Eileen is to her students, NO ONE can pull the wool over her eyes. She has this innate sense of what's really going on. Any student who has been on ski trips with her knows this. She would suddenly stop what she was doing, knowing "something was up" or "someone was up to something. " And she was / is always right on target. Eileen has the best interests of everyone in mind.
Like the wonderful parents she came from, Eileen's sense of fairness is remarkable.
Two weeks ago my husband purchased a fitbit for each of us. i know a to of people already have them, but for us, it's like a new toy!!! Though I don't consider myself competitive, I find that I am competing------- with myself . I want to walk more steps than the day before, burn more calories, walk more steps….What this does is provide motivation
At long last the forty days have ended….the stone is rolled away….and Jesus is alive and well!!! Let's strive to keep Him alive in our hearts, minds and actions!
Imagine being a silent observer at the Last Supper…. watching Jesus with his twelve disciples….in the picture they look as if they are relaxed, enjoying a simple meal with Jesus. What must have been in their hearts? We know that one was the betrayer. Imagine selling Jesus for thirty pieces of silver???!!! Greed must have been at the heart of the "sale." Yet Jesus remained calm, even though he knew one of them would betray him.
When we look back on these past forty days, have we betrayed Jesus? Another? Ourselves? In what way (s)? What does the word betrayal mean to us? Deception? Letting another down? The definition may vary for each of us. The good thing is we have a forgiving Lord and we can begin again as many times as needed.
I wish you peace during this Holy Triduum.
Rusty married her high school sweetheart, Jim. They have four children and seven adorable