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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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Guess Who Won the SSMO Singles Bocce Tournament…?


There were thirty-three entries in the SSMO Singles Bocce Tournament August 14th during a barbecue picnic on the eve of Final Vows for Sr. Alison Green and Temporary Vows for Sr. Anna Nguyen!  Rain threatened but did not dampen the SSMO…

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Meanwhile…Back at the Convent…What’s all that Construction on Campus You Ask?


Exciting times on the campus of the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon!  Who can get excited about a renovated parking lot?  When it adds several extra spots and addresses the underground water collection etc. it is pretty exciting huh?…

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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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Join me at the Convent During Spring Break for our Election of Community Leadership!


Join me this coming week as I will be at home in Beaverton with the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon where we will finish what has been a year long journey of preparing for elections of the new community Leadership…

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Convent Note Re Superbowl…


You may or may not wonder….how do the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon feel about such things as the Superbowl? Lots of Seahawk fans! Part of the Sisters daily routine is Evening Prayer which is said just before the…

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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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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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Merry Christmas from the Convent 2012


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