CYO/Camp Howard

Category: My Life


We Chained Up and Got out of Town

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Picture this!  Four Sisters pull out their Les Schwab tire chains, get out the directions and put them on the car for practice in case they need them on the summit of the coast range. Lets step back a few…

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I Drove Back for the Cabbage!

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JANUARY 10, 2017 CYO/CH –Did I tell you what I saw this summer on my way to the office from Camp Howard?  The area has some very impressive “truck farms” which means they raise vegetables for local stores and sales….

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Remembering My Friend Sister Geraldine Bernards SSMO


I must pause and write a story about my friend, Sr. Geraldine.  I had the privilege of living with her at St. Therese convent which is attached to Maryville Nursing Home.  I was teaching at St. Mary of the Valley…

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Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon Begin General Chapter Meetings in Beaverton


Chapter The word is said to be derived from the chapter of the rule book: it is a custom under the Rule of Saint Benedict that monks or nuns gather daily for a meeting to discuss monastery business, hear a sermon or lecture, or receive instructions from…

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I Went to Camp Howard Today….Here’s the Scoop…

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This was a PERFECT day to go to Camp Howard.  There was actually dust on the road!  A sure sign of spring!  Karen, Bill, Candi, Leila and I meet almost weekly to work on our camp improvements for next year….

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What’s Up this week… Not to Miss!!!


1.  Sunday…Jubilee Sunday with the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon – Celebrating anniversaries in Religious Life…One celebrating 75 years, (3) 60’s and (1) 50 years… Who are these fantastic women and what are their stories? 2.  Monday – Thursday…

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Thanksgiving at the Convent 2013


Here is hoping that you and your family had a blessed Thanksgiving.  As for me, well we do pretty well at the convent with the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon.  The Sisters begin the day with Mass then it…

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ADVENT…calling us back to reflection


This past Sunday when Father Peter lit the ADVENT candle I had to sit back in amazement at the fact that we are already to December of 2013!!!  Advent is a good time to sit back and really reflect on…

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The World Has a New Sister of St. Mary of Oregon Right Here in Beaverton, OREGON!


“Candidate” Anna Nguyen became “Sister” Anna Nguyen this morning at the Convent Mass of the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon in Beaverton.  Her friends and family joined the Sisters for Mass and Breakfast to celebrate the joyful occasion  with…

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Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon Hold Annual Nuns Bocce Tournament


The Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon, at their annual “Community Days” took time out to compete in the Bocce Ball Tournament.  Interestingly, this game was once the most popular game in the world!  The basic aim of the game…

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