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Spring 2017 (April-June)


  • The Sisters participate in the beautiful ceremonies of the Easter Vigil, joining the Church in celebrating the triumph of Christ the Light of the World.
  • It is such a joy and privilege for Sisters to prepare the children for the coming of Jesus into their hearts for the first time in Holy Communion.
  • Every Memorial Day, the Sisters from Mt. St. Michael’s travel to the City of Mary in Rathdrum to join in their Queenship ceremonies and procession.
  • City of Mary: The procession stops at the Marian shrine to present flowers to our Queen.
  • On Mother’s Day, the Sisters pay special homage to our Heavenly Mother. This year, we had a living Rosary, with a presentation of roses to Our Lady.
  • The Sisters’ May devotions include the crowning of Our Lady every evening before dinner. The ceremony wouldn’t be complete without a Marian hymn.
  • To honor the Fatima Centenary the Sisters hosted a breakfast for St. Michael’s parish along with a slideshow of their Fatima Pilgrimage.
  • Sisters visit the shrine of Our Lady of Fatima after the May 13 Rosary March at Mount St. Michael.
  • On a visit to the New England Mission, Rev. Mother joined Sr. Mary Bernadette and Sr. Maria Ines on a pilgrimage to the La Salette Shrine in Enfield, NH.
  • Rev. Mother Mary Agnes and Sr. Mary Bridget travelled to Mexico to visit the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The Sisters in Mexico were wonderful hostesses.
  • The students at St. Mary’s Academy in Tacoma, WA, make a visit to the outdoor shrine on May 8 to honor Our Lady with prayers and flowers.
  • Ascension Thursday found the Sisters at the lake, some of them on the lake, and unfortunately, some of them in the lake (all are well)!
  • On our patronal feast, Mary Immaculate Queen, the Sisters were presented with a newly bound copy of their Holy Rule.
  • “Heave ho!” Students at St. Michael’s Academy participate in a field day on May 8. Athletic skills, coordination and muscle were all put to the test.
  • full screen sliderSr. Mary Andrea, a Korean native, poses with Rev. Mother and Officer Bawden after being sworn in as an American citizen.
  • Work continues on the new St. Joseph shrine at Mount St. Michael. Sr. Maria Kazimiera stops to ask some questions as the men prepare to move St. Joseph to his new pedestal.
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