Over the Labor Day weekend Sarah, the Novice, and I, the Director of (the) Novice made a trip to Zwolle, Louisiana. It was grand from beginning to end. The primary purpose was to attend the wedding of a godchild of mine, one Bridgette Sepulvado. In addition, I arranged with the pastor of St. Joseph Church for Sarah to give the reflection at three of the four scheduled parish Masses. Do I need to tell you that she was a hit? She gave a wonderful reflection on the Scriptures, weaving into it the story of her own call and extending an invitation to others to consider the possibility that they, too, might be being called in the same way. We laughed, talked, visited and ate lots of good food, including the famous Zwolle Hot Tamales, with many people over our days in Sabine Civil Parish. Having served there myself for 7 years back in the 80's it was an opportunity for me to renew some good friendships. So, this idea of the "Novitiate-on-the-Road" appeals to both Sarah and me. No telling where our next stop might be; keep an eye out for us!
--Pat Quinn, csj