Entries by Karen Rose

Leaves Aloft

Just enough breeze to set you flying. . . actually you just made a graceful corner around the west side of the hermitage.  Nice! But I wonder where you will […]


Is your handwriting readable? Mine used to be very much like the Palmer Penmanship program teaches. I loved practicing the letter shapes for hours. I liked seeing my neatly written […]

Congratulations, Sister Lois!

Sister Lois Wedl is the #1 Bennies’ fan! That position is being officially recognized Saturday, September 25, when a new athletics building at the College of Saint Benedict is officially […]

Loving Sam Was Counter-Culture

I was over the moon. My beautiful new, too expensive, dress was hanging on the door frame. Sam finally asked me out! We drove into the Cathedral parking lot. “Come […]

Give a House Away!

When a house that was home to sisters in St. Joe for several years was no longer needed, our community decided  to donate it to Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity, […]


A couple of weeks ago I was in rehab, the first outing after my husband’s death. The house just opened again after the lockdown the day I arrived.   Although […]

Ramblings: Part II

It’s awfully quiet. The midnight mooing has ceased as the window remains open allowing minimal movement of cool air. Last night it wasn’t so. Bellowing persisted as cow-calf pairs had […]

Ramblings: Part I

Rambling into the farmyard the empty cattle trailer did roll. Backing up to the gates came easy enough as thunder taunted in the distance. Another tease it was as the […]


COVID-19 has made me halt! Often quiet down! Slow down! Think outside of the box, as it were! Pray! Principally BE in the moment! And in that moment seek something […]