by Our Franciscan Fiat
Recently, I was helping one of our residents who is needing some extra care lately after a bout with the flu. Helping her dress and looking over her needs, she commented to me that I reminded her of a mother.
At St. Anne's, we love to tease with each other. Humor is the spice of life, they say. Somehow, this lady's comment led to her jokingly using the phrase: "Yes, mother" in a sassy voice. It has become a joke between us, and I have come to call her "daughter."
This use of the word 'mother' could not fail to remind me of my studies when I was first entering religious life....Read more