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November begins with two days of honoring the departed: All Saints' Day on November 1 and All Souls' Day on November 2. The St. Gertrude's Community continues the remembering all through the month. Three great banners are hung in the chapel with the names of every Sister who has gone before.
"As we remember them, they become present to us," explains Sister Teresa Jackson. "As we call them to mind, we hold them in God's love and know that they are enfolded in God's care. The ones who have gone before are the 'great cloud of witnesses' mentioned in Hebrews 12:1...like a stadium full of people cheering us on."
The Sisters of the Monastery of St. Gertrude in Cottonwood would also like to hold your departed loved ones in prayer. You can send their names to the “Beloved Souls Prayer Project” at www.StGertrudes.org or by calling 208-962-5062.
The Historical Museum at St. Gertrude Fall Lecture Series concluded on Thursday, October 27 with Dr. James Kingery’s presentation of “Restoration of Derelict Lands.” His presentation included a slide show, which portrayed efforts to restore native vegetation and reduce non-native plant species.
The staff of the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude wishes to extend their great appreciation for the large turnout of patrons for the Series presentations. If there is a particular area or concern you’d like to have more knowledge about, please call the Museum to share your thoughts. History integrates the old with the new, and creates connections between the young and the elderly. We will be back again next fall with new speakers and new subjects. Thank you for helping to make it a success again this year.