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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Wisdom Born of Experience


"Before you wake up in the morning, open your eyes. Don't take anything for granted. You are unique; you are special." (Abas Peter, Charism, Dec 2007 Volume 7, Issue 4)

Changes in our lives told in the Wisdom of the Drums


"A lot of changes come to us and we don't see any choices at all-but we always have a choice in how we accept change. If you can accept the change and move on that's the beginnging of some peace and some happines." Sandy Doran

...try your beat and let others join you...


Sacred Drumming Session at St. Anne Home.

Give yourself a chance to try and beat the drum and let others join you...

Never too old to drum...

Inter-generational Sacred Drumming helps to harmonize
"Diversity + Unity = Harmony."

Friday, July 30, 2010

...heart beats & drum beats...


Each individual has different heart beats, each individual produces different beats...let the heart beats produce your drum beats!

...Peacefulness is what we need...


Each person is unique but once someone starts a beat, the rest will follow gently and it produces peacefulness. As one participant said, "Peacefulness is what we need."

...the sound of the drum is precious...


Let get the drumming session going on again. Yes, I will be drumming again at STA and at the VBS camp in the month of August, 2010.

...get the beats going...


What a joy to see them beating the drums with their precious hands.
"It is very relaxing and helps me to focus with my thought," said a 93 years old woman participant.

I was in Borneo when she died!


Sister Jane Frances Hauser, RSM, 94

Sister of Mercy Jane Frances Hauser died Feb. 8, 2010. She was 94.

Sister Hauser entered the congregation in 1934 from Rochester’s Ss. Peter and Paul Parish, professing her perpetual vows on June 1, 1935.

She taught religion and science in various schools, including Aquinas Institute, Rochester; Our Lady of Mercy High School, Brighton; and Notre Dame High School, Elmira. Sister Hauser held several positions on the Sisters of Mercy leadership team as well as administrative roles in the retired community.

She is survived by her nephews; many grandnieces and grandnephews; and her sisters in the congregation.

Sister Hauser’s funeral liturgy was celebrated at Mercy Center in Brighton on Feb. 13, 2010, with burial in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

"Each day is a new day for me"

"Each day is a new day for me," said a 93 year old man. He also said, "How I wish I am at your age now." This is a profound statement but this man is still insightful in his thoughts.