My name is Lacy and you will recognize me as the Collie who greets guests at Clare's Well. Any Franciscan Living needs to be inclusive of us; St Francis was so mindful of ALL of God's creatures. I look forward to sharing my thoughts with you.
I was left at home with our friend Gail the day the Sisters went to see the petroglyphs in Jeffers, MN. When I saw these pictures, I was glad they didn't take me along! There weren't any other people at the historic site, so they felt free to dress in whatever was available to protect themselves from the wind and rain.
The writings on the rock ridge are over 7000 years old, according to the Minnesota Historical Society which maintains the area. I would love to have known some of those people who lived in the area of that ridge and the native prairie which still survives today. The rocks tell not only about the human life but also show the history of the earth itself. These ripples in the sand were created through the work of oceans and glaciers, heat, and wind, and sun. I wonder what work is going on yet today as I lie on the ground and listen to the energy beneath the grass.
They say you should know how to speak Spanish if you are moving to Mexico. My very good companion, Sister Janice Wiechman, is moving to Mexico and a part of me wants to go with her. I'd bet anything I could be as well understood there as I am here. I think human beings are separated by language only when speaking with each other. Other members of creation don't have such a barrier.
Sister Janice's family spent a Sunday afternoon here to say goodbye to her. Her parents and some of her siblings, nieces and nephews had a good time roasting hotdogs over the fire pit and visiting. They all spoke "Wiechman" and I understood perfectly. God bless you in your new home, Janice. I will miss you and our playtime together. You were so good to me! I hope you find a good canine friend for the Sisters you will live with in Mexico.