Archive for March, 2023

29:11 International Exchange music ministry

29:11 International Exchange is a choir made up of musicians representing 9 tribes in South Africa. They perform music from South Africa, promoting the rich cultures and musical styles of the South African people. The mission of their music ministry is to facilitate hope and reconciliation through music, cross-cultural relationships, and individual artist development.

Several sisters had the good fortune to attend their concerts at Lourdes High School in Rochester, MN and saw the American students respond with joy and energy as they joined their counterparts from Africa.


Sister Bernadette shows her winning spirit in Bingo!


As soon as the doors were open again to our Sisters on Third Floor Care, we returned to “Bingo on Monday evenings.” We helpers had been shut out due to the Covid virus which is especially dangerous to our mature Sisters.

One of our delightful sisters at age 101 outscored the Sisters at other tables winning the prize twice with her good luck at Bingo.  




March is Women’s History month

February’s Black History Month flows into March’s Women’s History Month coming together in the history of America’s Great Migration wherein people from the south migrated north and west as told by Isabel Wilkerson in her book titled “The Warmth Of Other Suns”.

The migration described here in this book happens between 1915 and 1970.  With great personal risk, African Americans made the passage from the southern United States to the north and west of this country.  The author follows 5 individuals and their families describing their efforts, successes and failures, as they tried to find their place in the so called “American Dream.”

The book is 622 pages long, but it is well worth the time you spend with Isabel and this great book.



March – Crystalline Morning

Blizzards begone, we are moving into the ides of March!


by William Cullen Bryant

The stormy March is come at last,
With wind, and cloud, and changing skies;
I hear the rushing of the blast,
That through the snowy valley flies.

Ah, passing few are they who speak,
Wild stormy month! in praise of thee;
Yet, though thy winds are loud and bleak,
Thou art a welcome month to me.