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Thursday, March 29, 2012
Lent and Resolutions
I am beginning again! There is really only a bit of Lent left and I feel that I need to make each day count as I am not happy with my failure to keep my resolutions. I guess it is good for my humility and makes me realize again that I can do nothing by myself!! Feeling helpless throws me on the Lord! I am late today writing this as I had a busy day at the University and just came home after grocery shopping. I did pray over the next paragraph in our Constitutions and will share it with you tomorrow, I hope.
Hello, my name is Helen Rosenthal, RSCJ. Those initials stand for Religious of the Sacred Heart in Latin, French, Italian, and Spanish. Since my religious congregation began in France in 1800 and now is all over the world, we have kept the RSCJ. By now you know that I am not only known as Dr. Helen Rosenthal, but also as Sister Helen Rosenthal.
I am the oldest of four children. We were all born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. We lived in a big house with a playroom on the third floor. On Sundays we either went to my paternal grandmother's house where her six children would gather faithfully for supper or we would have my mother's father and our great aunt and uncle for a roast beef dinner at home. In summer, I would go to the lake with my Dad and I still love to swim.