Green Olive Branch by Sister M. Agnes Voth, O.S.B., (1973) is this history of the Olivetan Benedictine Sisters of Jonesboro, AR. They first came to the United States in 1873 from Switzerland. They began a teaching ministry at Sacred Heart Catholic School, Muenster, TX, in 1895. This was a very interesting book, but parts were hard to follow because some skipping around had to be done to cover all of the different schools and hospitals which were run by the sisters. I was taught by some of these ladies in the 2nd, 6th and 7th grades, and also math in high school. They were Sr. Genevieve, Sr. Monica, Sr. Mary John and Sr. Cabrini, respectively. Also, we had Sr. Carmelita as our librarian. I got to visit Holy Angels Convent a couple times back in junior high. I wish everyone could visit at least once, just to see how they live.
So, there was a lightning storm yesterday. The tree outside our house appears to have been struck. Our TV is fried. We don't have internet, but at least it spared the computer.