Dear Sisters of Court St. Louis,
August is one of the best months
of the year. It’s summer, the ocean water is warm and many of us are taking
time to relax on vacation. But that’s
not the case for Court St. Louis, we are revving up to take on another packed
calendar year which starts THIS August.
For the last 13 years of our
Court’s establishment, August would be a quiet month with the Court hosting a
soiree but not this year. This year, we
jump back into the deep water with activities starting immediately. In case you are wondering what caused this
craziness, it was decided recently we would shift the general business meetings
to start in August to avoid meeting in the winter months of January and
February. We will hold nine general
business meetings in our 2019 – 2020 calendar year, the minimum required by our
national court bi-laws.
August is also the start of the current Board’s second year of our two-year term. Time is zipping by at an alarming rate but the Board (and the membership) needs to take a moment to reflect upon our accomplishments as well as our failures of the last year. It’s important to look back for a moment in order gain strength to move forward. For me, there were several – “please Jesus, just get us through this (fill in the blank) moment”. And, like a good Father, He did.
Recently, I attended a Holy Hour in the Chapel and in the closing prayer to the Blessed Sacrament these words stuck me:
“Realizing that my visit to Thee is of little avail
unless I try to live a better life and set a better example,
I am resolved to go forth again to my duties and my concerns
with a renewed spirit of perseverance and good will.
In my daily life I will try to love and serve God well,
and love my neighbor also,
for these two things go together.
I will try to be a true disciple, indeed.
Help me, O Jesus, in this my resolution.”
Again.……In my daily life I will try to love and serve God well and love my neighbor also, for these two things go together.
Loving and serving God and loving our neighbor is not always an easy task. But what is easy, is recognizing that being a Catholic Daughter is the perfect example of how we serve God well and love our neighbors.
One last reason to enjoy August…..it includes the Day of Assumption. August 15th is the celebration day when Mary, mother of Jesus Christ, was taken bodily up into heaven. As a reminder, the Blessed Mother Mary is our organization’s Patroness Saint. Our devotion to her and her son, Jesus, is the driving force behind all we achieve within our Court.
With unity and charity,